Return to Campus Questionnaire FAQs

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Return to Campus Questionnaire FAQs

Based on advice from public health officials, Western employees and graduate students must complete the ‘Return to Campus’ questionnaire prior to each work shift or each visit to campus. The follow FAQs have been created to help address any questions community members may have about this new process.

 

Who should complete the questionnaire?

At this time, employees, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars returning to campus to work or conduct research must complete the questionnaire each day before coming to campus.

Who can return to campus at this time?

Until at least July 2, Western remains in Phase 1 of return to campus during which:

  • Some employees working in core service units may return to campus. These employees will receive information from their supervisors on when they will be required to report to work on campus.
  • Faculty members and principal investigators can have access to their offices/labs, subject to approval of the Dean or, if designated, a Department Chair or School Director;
  • Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars can return to campus at the invitation of their Dean or designate.

When do I complete the questionnaire?

Currently, based on direction from the Middlesex-London Health Unit, employees, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars must complete the questionnaire prior to each work shift or each visit to campus. This will help determine whether it’s safe for you to return to campus without potentially exposing others in the campus community to COVID-19.

How do I complete the questionnaire?

The questionnaire is completed on My Human Resources for all employees and graduate students. Be sure to hit “SAVE” when you have completed the questions.

Who receives a response once the questionnaire is completed?

When an employee, graduate student or postdoctoral scholar completes and submits the questionnaire on My Human Resources, they will receive an automatic response. Depending on the answers to the questions, the response will either direct them to report to campus, or ask them to consult with their physician or public health.

Those who receive a response asking them to consult a physician are also informed in the message to complete the Absence Notification Tool (employees) or to contact their supervisor or graduate chair (graduate students and postdoctoral scholars). 

How will this information be used?

The Return to Campus Questionnaire is intended to ensure all employees, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are reviewing any symptoms they may have on a regular basis so we can continue to ensure the safety of the Western community. If someone is not feeling well they should not come to campus. The Absence Notification Tool will keep Western informed of the number of employees who may be affected by COVID-19.

What if I didn’t receive a response when I finished the questionnaire?

If you did not receive a response when you finished the questionnaire, it may be that you forgot to select the SAVE button when you were finished.

What if I run into other difficulties using the questionnaire or Absence Notification Tool?

If you run into problems, please email hrhelp@uwo.ca to make Human Resources aware. They will contact you for further support.

Why is it necessary to complete the questionnaire each time?

Your symptoms and health can change day to day. This questionnaire allows you to review possible symptoms and consider whether your presence on campus might pose a risk to others.

What if I feel sick?

If you feel sick do not come to campus. You do not need to fill out the questionnaire, but please complete the Absence Notification Tool (employees) or contact your supervisor or graduate chair (graduate students and postdoctoral scholars).