SDSU faculty and staff to continue working from home until May 31.


Gracie Terrall, Copy Editor

In an email sent to South Dakota State University staff, it was announced that all South Dakota Board of Regents schools will continue remote work until May 31.


Originally, faculty and staff were set to return to campus May 15. However, as the COVID-19 situation progresses, staff are asked to continue working from home. 


“Essential employees should continue to work as scheduled and in line with the workplace guidelines provided, which may include reporting to the workplace if essential functions cannot be adequately performed remotely,” the email read.


The email confirmed that if non-essential employees are unable to work remotely, they will be granted paid administrative leave. 


The SDBOR stresses that this is an ever-evolving situation and plans may be adjusted again if necessary. 


“We understand that the spread of COVID-19 may impact you and your family whether related to work changes, school and daycare closure, or illnesses,” the email read.


Staff and faculty are encouraged to reach out to their supervisors and Human Resources if this occurs. 


More information regarding coronavirus in South Dakota can be found on the university’s COVID-19 updates page