COVID-19 Employee Resources
Employee Assistance Plan & Wellness Resources
ComPsych Guidance offers resources to assist our faculty and staff as we all navigate the unique challenges related to COVID-19. In particular, ComPsych is providing resources to support employees and leaders in reducing the risk for illness and tending to the needs of loved ones while remaining focused and productive with work responsibilities. Learn how ComPsych Guidance Resources can help: How Your EAP Can Help.
To contact ComPsych to schedule an appointment with a professional concact
Your toll-free number gives you direct, 24/7 access to a GuidanceConsultantSM, who will answer your questions and, if needed, refer you to a counselor or other resources.
You can also access 24/7 support on-line by visiting ComPsych's website: guidanceresources.com.
1) First time users will need to register to create an on-line account
2) Enter COM589 (Organizational Web ID)
3) Enter "Bard" followed by a single space as the Company name
4) Bard College will then appear in the drop down
5) Proceed with answering the questions to establish your on-line account
Log on today to connect directly with a Guidance Consultant or to browse articles, podcasts, videos, and other helpful tools. 24/7 support, resources, and information are available @ guidanceresources.com.
Some coronavirus-specific resources include:
Coronavirus Webinar: Coping with Uncertainty and the benefits of taking A Relaxing Break.
Employee Travel Policy
The College has invested extraordinary effort and resources in designing and implementing plans to bring students, faculty, and staff back to campus. All community members must do their part to uphold these efforts by refraining from nonessential travel. Please adhere to the guidelines outlined below.
BARD COLLEGE TRAVEL POLICY
- All nonessential work travel is prohibited for faculty and staff.
- The prohibition on nonessential travel should be extended to the personal lives of everyone in the Bard community: students, faculty, and staff. Examples of essential travel include medical treatment and family emergencies.
- All New York State–mandated regulations continue to apply to any out-of-state travel, including the requirement to quarantine for 14 days if you travel to a restricted location, even for essential travel.
- If you travel to a restricted location during the semester for any reason, your ability to return to campus may be endangered, and will be determined by the State regulations in force at that time.
- Failure to report travel to a restricted location can lead to barring return to or removal from campus.
THANKSGIVING TRAVEL POLICY
Employees who travel over Thanksgiving break must abide by the travel policy and restrictions set forth above and in accordance with New York State, paying particular attention to the New York State list of restricted travel states. A separate document will be sent to employees with guidelines about hosting holiday gatherings locally.
Federal, State, and Local Coronavirus Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Information for People at Higher Risk and Special Populations
- Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home
- Travel Guidance and Resources
- U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory Website
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- World Health Organization
- Columbia County Resources
- Dutchess County Responds
- Greene County Resources
- Orange County Resources
- Putnam County Resources
- Ulster County Resources
Call or TEXT HELPLINE: (845) 485-9700. Speak to a mental health professional any time of day or night.
CALL Toll Free: 877-485-9700
WALK IN @ The Stabilization Center
230 North Road-Poughkeepsie
New York Project Hope
Emotional Support Helpline 1-844-863-9314 or visit nyprojecthope.org
New York has a free, confidential helpline as part of the FEMA response to COVID-19
Medical and Telehealth Coverage
Bard College, in partnership with Empire, is waiving the copay cost for the COVID-19 test to members on the PPO High plan, PPO Low plan, and the EPO HSA. Medical serology (antibody) testing is covere. Members should contact their primary care physician or LiveHealth online to discuss their need for testing and to locate a testing site, or refer to this website.
Members have access to LiveHealth Online, a national telehealth provider that provides patients with 24/7 access to a network of board-certified doctors, pediatricians, and licensed therapists that can treat many emergency conditions, including providing behavioral health services via a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Secure and private chats are available. Prescriptions can be sent by your provider to a pharmacy if needed. Copays are temporarily waived. Sign up at: livehealthonline.com.
Reasonable Accommodation Requests
Before you return to campus
All employees must complete the following steps before returning to campus.
For more information please contact:
or call 845-752-4931.
The following training will provide you with information about campus policies and procedures related to COVID-19.
Bard asks that all employees express their commitment to keeping the Bard community healthy by submitting this pledge.
Sign and Submit
This guide contains expectations, policies, and procedures for employees as Bard begins phasing in the restaffing of campus.
Download the Guide
Once you have completed steps 1–3 and Bard has allowed employees to return, you must complete this check-in form each day you intend to be on campus.
Daily Check-In Form
- Effective October 20, 2020 there will be tighter restrictions regarding access to campus and campus grounds until further notice. Third-Party Visitor Requests will only be approved in exceptional cases. Please do not fill out this form unless this request is made in good faith and is urgent or essential to the welfare of our community
- For the health and safety of our campus community, Supervisors must request permission and receive approval for any non-Bard, third-party visitor to campus at this time.
- This is not required for visitors going into private residences.
- Once approval is received, the authorized visitor will be sent an email from the COVID Check-In Coordinator with a link to the health screening form which must be completed by them prior to their arrival on campus.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Equal Opportunity EmployerBard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.