Temporary Remote Teaching or Work Request

BU has been actively monitoring the rapid spread of the Omicron variant across the country and State, and recently sent an email to the community announcing additional information on BU’s plans for spring semester 2022.  Among other announcements, the University provided information on temporary teaching and remote work arrangements that will be available for individuals directly impacted by COVID.

Based upon current expectations on the current trajectory of the new variant, the University anticipates the arrangements announced are temporary, and that after February 18th these measures will no longer be required.  The University will reassess these protocols as additional data is available.

Below is further information on how this will be operationalized at Questrom.

  • All faculty and staff should work with their department chair or unit leader to review departmental plans for remote work and backup coverage so that the team is prepared for any unanticipated COVID-related impacts.
  • You are eligible for a temporary remote teaching or work arrangement if:
    • You have received a positive COVID test;
    • You are required to care for a young child or elderly/immune-compromised individual whose school, daycare, or eldercare is TEMPORARILY closed or unavailable as a result of COVID; or
    • A young child or elderly/immune-compromised individual for which you are the primary caregiver has tested positive for COVID
  • To request a temporary arrangement, complete the form below.  Faculty requests will be routed to your department chair and Marcel Rindisbacher.  Staff requests will be routed to your unit supervisor and Elizabeth Dionne.  Final approval will occur by the Office of the Dean.