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Employee Resources During COVID-19

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Dear RCNJ Employees,

We have provided resources below to assist during Covid.  These categories will be updated periodically.

We are grateful to each of you for your support during this time and ask that you take care of yourself and your families.

Please continue to watch for additional communications regarding COVID-19 via email and at


People Operations and Employee Resources Department (POERD)


Daily Symptom Self-Assessment Health Check



Vaccination Policy/Vaccination Information

The policy is currently being updated.

Sick Leave for Booster:

Covid Sick Leave for Booster:  The Governor’s Office has directed that employees be allowed to use an additional 7 hours of COVID Sick Leave for booster shots or their side effects separate and apart from the 7 hours afforded to employees to receive a primary series COVID-19 vaccination or its side effects.  It has also directed that any employees who did not utilize COVID Sick Leave for their booster shot or its side effects may submit proof to their HR personnel that they utilized accrued leave time on the same day they received the booster, or for the day immediately after. If the employee demonstrates this, the appointing authorities should change up to 7 hours of that time from accrued leave to COVID Sick Leave.

Please use the code SCE when indicating on time sheet  once your vaccination card was submitted to

Reporting and Guidelines for Positive COVID Cases & Close Contacts

Employees who test positive for COVID-19 must complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form (

Upon completion of the COVID-19 Reporting Form, you will receive an email from with further instructions. In addition, a member from Health Services (for students) or People Operations and Employee Resources Department (POERD) (for employees) will contact you to review and clarify, as needed, the information you reported.

As a reminder, you should not report to campus (residential students should stay in their room) if you have tested positive or have symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

If you test positive for Covid-19, you should notify your close contacts.

A close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. As per the local health department, the correct and consistent use of a proper face covering indoors may mean that a person is not considered a close contact to a case (Sources: CDC & Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission).

Thank you for your efforts to maintain a safe campus.

Please click here for Covid -19 Protocols and GuidelinesLINK

Face Coverings

As of January 17, 2023, faculty and staff may determine their own directions/protocols for whether face coverings must be worn in their specific classrooms, learning spaces, offices, events and meeting rooms.  If no direction/protocol is provided or if the faculty or staff person leaves it up to the individual(s), the space is considered “face covering friendly.”  Face covering friendly means that any person who wishes to wear a face covering may do so free from judgement.  Face coverings are encouraged in high occupancy settings, may be required at particular events in the Berrie Center, and situation specific events.  Face coverings are required in Health Services and athletic trainers may request student-athletes to wear face coverings when receiving medical attention.  Please be prepared and have a face covering readily available while on campus should you be required or asked to wear one.  Offices, which typically maintained a free supply of face coverings, will no longer carry a supply.

Reporting COVID-19 Concerns

For general requests for refills of supplies such as wipes and refills to hand sanitizer dispensers – please email:;

For general questions regarding employee health and safety matters – please email:;

For anonymous confidential concerns – click here:

Additional Employee Support

What should I do if I am feeling anxious about the COVID-19 virus? Ramapo College People Operations and Employee Resources Department (POERD) offers counseling, referrals and other resources. These services are completely confidential and can be easily accessed by reaching out to:

Dr. Kahn

Telephone: 888-291-1524 or 973-761-5303



Click below for some more resources on stress and coping skills:

Managing Stress

Coping Skills

Information is also available from your healthcare provider at the following link:

For Horizon Care Online (Telemedicine) click here:  link

State Health Department COVID-19 Information (NJ, NY, PA)
New Jersey Division of Pensions & Benefits

COVID-19 Resource Page for SHBP Members

The New Jersey Division of Pensions & Benefits (NJDPB) has created a COVID-specific resources page that compiles all of the various resources available to our members during this time.  Not only is there coverage information for SHBP/SEHBP, wellness resources (e.g., Wellbeats – complimentary membership to at-home fitness video and content), and other important information from our carriers (Horizon and Aetna) and Pharmacy Benefit Manager (Optum).  We are onboarding additional behavioral health, wellness, and telemedicine capabilities for our members and will be updating the website on a daily basis.  Please share with your constituency and use these resources!

If you have any feedback or would like for us to explore additional ways in which we can serve our members in the SHBP/SEHBP, please reach out to Meaghan Dunfee ( with subject line “SHBP/SEHBP COVID Resource Request.”

Finally, please make sure to follow us on Facebook at  Here you can find more valuable resources for our members, stay up to date on new wellness programming and other pertinent information as we weather this crisis together.   Thank you in advance and I hope you are all staying safe and well.

Civil Service Commission Guidelines & FAQs

Update to Leave Entitlements for Covid Related Leave – please click:  LINK

Click link for more information.