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University Updates on Coronavirus

Winston-Salem State University is closely monitoring the outbreak of a new coronavirus (COVID-19) and has activated our infectious disease response team. University leaders are in ongoing communication with local and state health departments and are monitoring guidance from the CDC. The ongoing concern of the university is for the health and safety of WSSU students, faculty, and staff.

The Winston-Salem State University COVID-19 policy team has revised guidance for temporary employees effective April 1-April 30. We value and appreciate our temporary employees and understand the loss of employment creates hardship for our valued colleagues. As such, we felt it important to continue to pay our temporary employees through the end of April.

Temporary employees will be paid for either the actual hours worked or the average of the worked hours prior to COVID-19 through April 30, 2020. Decisions about continuation of active employment beyond April 30 for temporary employees will be made and communicated as soon as possible.

We appreciate all of our employees and thank them for everything they do for the university.
The Winston-Salem State University COVID-19 policy team has revised guidance for student employees effective April 1-April 30. For many of our students, a campus job is part of their financial plan. Losing income because of COVID-19 can create unneeded hardship and potentially endanger their ability to continue their education. As such, we felt it important to continue to pay our student employees through the end of April.

Student employees will be paid for either the actual hours worked or the average of the worked hours prior to COVID-19 through April 30, 2020. The number of hours should not exceed the maximum number of hours allowed under federal work study, campus employment guidelines, or 20 hours, whichever is greater.

After April 30, student employees will be deemed inactive and—as at the end of every academic year—students will need to reapply for their positions next fall.

We appreciate all of our student workers and thank them for everything they do for the university.

 

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