Dear Aims Family,
Spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner — and with that, we are
continuing to roll out our plan to resume fully in-person operations on our campuses
in time for fall semester. I’m excited that we’ll be able to see each other and our
students in person and resume many of the activities that make Aims a great place
to learn, work, and interact.
I want to share with you our phased rollout plan for returning to in-person operations. It’s been tricky for anyone to make concrete plans during these unpredictable times, but after careful consideration, we are confident that we will be able to move forward with our plan. (If COVID-19 cases do rise, we will comply with all local and state requirements and notify you of any changes we have to make.)
Below is an outline of the upcoming re-entry phases and highlights, and linked is a table with more details about what each phase means for safety protocols, meetings, events, and more. Since the pandemic began, we have been in various numbered phases of re-entry, and currently we are in Phase 4. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, here’s what you can expect in the next phases:
Phase 5 – May 24
Phase 6 – August 2
While we’re excited to see everyone back in person, we do know that this past year has taught us that teleworking is possible in some circumstances. Employees who wish to be considered for telework need to discuss it with their supervisor and cabinet member to determine if their position requirements allow for telework.
Questions and Concerns
There’s a lot of information here to digest, and we realize you may still have questions. Please reach out to your supervisor to discuss any questions or concerns. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the College’s COVID-19 protocols.
If you are struggling with changing circumstances or with other personal concerns, remember the resources available to you through Human Resources, and keep an eye out for resources from the College’s new HOPE Initiative in your email and the Aims Daily.
There’s so much to look forward to in the coming months, and I’m so excited that we will be able to once again see each other on our campuses. Thank you for all you continue to do to support each other and strengthen our community.
Dr. Leah L. Bornstein