Fall 2020 On-Campus Work Information for Students

If you have questions about any of the information below, please contact Kate Walford, student work coordinator at studentwork@reed.edu.

Student work for fall 2020

Student work will be available both on campus and/or remotely in fall 2020, depending on the position and the department's return-to-campus plans. On-campus student work will be in adherence to the same public health regulations as outlined for staff.

Planning for your fall semester

  • Incoming students - start here!
  • If you have a job on campus, you may reach out to your supervisor to discuss plans for fall semester (please note that they may still be in development). 
  • If you are searching for a job for fall semester, open positions will still be posted to Handshake. Students with work-study who do not already have an on-campus job will be prioritized in the hiring process.
  • If you have work-study and are having difficulty locating a position on campus, or you no longer have a position due to COVID-19, reach out to the student work coordinator at walfordk@reed.edu.

Remote work 

Student work at Reed is intended to be performed and supervised on campus. Therefore, student workers are generally not permitted to perform work off-site. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reed is permitting supervisors to allow some student work to be performed off-site (such as at a student’s residence) when feasible to reduce density in spaces on campus. Supervisors will communicate with students about plans for on-campus and/or remote work as we get closer to fall semester. 

Work for the college must be performed within the state of Oregon. Students who are living out of state for fall semester are not eligible for student work.

Disability accommodations for individuals at high risk 

Student workers who are in a high risk group (such as being immunocompromised) for COVID-19 may seek accommodations in the workplace. Students seeking disability-related accommodations (regardless of relation to COVID-19) for student work positions should contact Kate Walford at walfordk@reed.edu or by making an appointment to begin the process. 

COVID-19 safety measures 

Departments are currently developing return-to-campus plans which encompass faculty, staff, and student workers, which include social distancing and face covering requirements. On-campus work must be in adherence to the same return to work and public health measures as outlined for staff, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Six feet of physical distance is required at all times on campus, indoors or outdoors. In departments where proximity to others is part of the work, a protocol for maintaining six feet of distance is required.
  • Occupancy for shared office spaces should not exceed 50% of normal levels.
  • Cloth face coverings are required when others are present in the same work area, or when they pass through shared spaces such as hallways, bathrooms, break areas, and conference rooms (whether others are present or not).
  • Student workers must complete their Daily Health Check and recieve a green "GO" message in order to come to work on campus. 

Student workers are required to follow all public health guidance while performing work physically on campus. Please see the Student Worker COVID-19 Expectations handout for information on the guidance student workers are expected to follow when working on campus. Supervisors will provide job-specific training on public health guidance when you return to work. 

If you have questions or concerns about public health protocol in your on-campus job, please reach out to your supervisor. You may also contact the student work coordinator at walfordk@reed.edu.

Missing work due to illness or quarantine 

If you are a student worker and have tested positive for COVID-19, have any COVID-19 symptoms and/or a red "STOP" message on your daily health check, or have been instructed to quarantine for possible exposure, you must:

  • Stay at home and contact the HCC if they have not done so already. Do NOT physically go to work. 
  • Contact your supervisor to let them know you will be missing work. You may use this template email if you’d like, but you are not required to. 
  • Your supervisor may provide you with work to complete remotely at your residence during this time. If remote work is not offered or you do not feel well enough to complete remote work, you may use accrued paid sick time for scheduled shifts that you miss due to illness or quarantine. Instructions for this are in the student worker handbook on page 13. 
  • If you are experiencing financial hardship due to missing work, resources may be available. Contact the financial aid office to discuss options.  

You must not physically attend work if you have symptoms, a positive COVID-19 test, or a suspected exposure until you have been cleared by staff at HCC to resume campus activities.