The College will phase in a return of staff to campus over time in a coordinated process to ensure appropriate social distancing and to protect the health and safety of the community. Please see below for important information and check back regularly for updates. 

Emergency Telecommuting Policy

Request for Resources for Remote Work 

*Please review MMC’s ETP carefully and note that it is subject to change as the situation around this outbreak evolves.

At Marymount Manhattan College the health, safety, and well-being of the MMC community and our guests is our top priority. The Personnel Restart Plan will be based on the guidance and directives of government and public health officials, as well as the College’s own standards for keeping the community as safe as possible while still providing excellent service to our students.

These guidelines for faculty and staff outline expectations for our employees as we phase into an in-person return to work during the fall 2020 semester. These expectations may change depending on the guidance from public health officials and the changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Workplace Expectations & Guidelines

All staff and faculty are expected to fully comply with the policies, protocols, and guidelines in place. Failure to do so may result in corrective action up to and including termination. Please review the community’s Pledge to Keep MMC Healthy.


Phased Staffing

The College will phase in a return of staff over time in a coordinated process to ensure appropriate social distancing. Marymount Manhattan College will assess expanded staffing based on mission-critical operations, ability to control and manage specific work environments, and necessity to access on-site resources. If possible, staff should be encouraged by supervisors to work remotely. Periodic assessment will take place to determine when departments and offices can increase capacity. Area Vice President must approve department staffing plans, particularly as they relate to remote work.


Staffing Options

Once supervisors/department heads determine individuals who must return to work on-site, there are several options departments/offices will consider to maintain required social distancing measures, and reduce population density within buildings and work spaces while the continuity of operations continues.

Remote Work: Those who can work remotely to fulfill some or all of their work responsibilities should continue to do so to reduce the number of individuals on campus and the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. These arrangements, which should be approved by your immediate supervisor and area Vice President must comply with the Emergency Telecommuting Policy.

Alternating Days/Weeks: In order to limit the number of individuals and interactions among those on campus, departments may schedule partial staffing on alternating days. Such schedules will help enable social distancing, especially in areas with large common workspaces. Department heads will be responsible for monitoring staffing levels in accordance with the approved capacity and must receive approval from Human Resources to exceed capacity limits.

Staggered Reporting/Departing: The beginning and end of the workday typically bring many people together at common entry/exit points of buildings. Staggering reporting and departure times by at least 30 minutes will reduce traffic in common areas to meet social distancing requirements.