Dear Aims Family,
I hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and well as we navigate many difficult situations in our world. I want to provide an update on Aims re-entry plans as well as share some good news.
Phase 2 of our re-entry will begin June 15th. This means supervisors will be contacting additional employees to return. Employees who will be asked to return will receive notification from HR to complete the Aims screening questionnaire to determine whether or not they are eligible to return to their work area. Those who have circumstances that may require them to remain on remote work status will be contacted by HR to review their specific situation. The leadership team monitors guidance from federal, state and local agencies daily/weekly and updates each phase accordingly to ensure that we have the most up to date information.
Faculty and staff, we realize you may still have questions about Emergency Paid Time Off (EPTO/EPSLA). You can find more information under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act section here, which includes contact information.
Our first phase of re-entry has been very successful because of your diligence in following Aims health and safety protocols while on campus. Thank YOU! To keep each other healthy as we move ahead with re-entry plans, we will continue to monitor current safety protocols, which include daily entrance through the check-in stations, wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. Read a complete list of protocols on our website. We will be following these protocols for the foreseeable future and until further notice. Facilities & Operations manages and provides all cleaning supplies and Campus Safety & Security provides hand sanitizer. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these protocols please contact your supervisor.
I also want to share some good news with you. Many of the academic programs impacted by the stay-at-home orders during the spring semester are finally back in action. Students in our police academies completed their training. And fire academy, automotive, welding, phlebotomy, several science labs and other programs are back on site and moving forward in completing training and courses. We’re thrilled our students can continue working toward their goals!
As we continue moving through the phases of re-entry, we will keep you up to date with the latest information. Please expect updates every couple of weeks – visit the Aims COVID web page regularly, read the Daily, watch “Tea with Dr. B”. Thank you all for your hard work and your commitment to keeping our College community healthy and strong.
Dr. Leah L. Bornstein