Our faculty and staff will be protected, trained and adequately prepared for this new working environment.

Flexible Work Arrangements

  • Employees who have circumstances that preclude them from returning to campus in person should work with their manager and Vice President/Dean to determine available options to address the employee’s circumstances.
  • Flexibility in work arrangements where possible, is encouraged and supported.
  • Telecommuting arrangements may be considered in certain circumstances where Employees are severely limited by childcare resources
  • Employees who are at risk, as deemed by the CDC, should work with their manager and VP/Dean regarding a telecommuting agreement
  • Learn more about SMU’s flexible work arrangement policy


  • SMU is offering a fast and convenient option for COVID-19 testing with same day results to employees and their families.
  • The University will cover 100 percent of the cost and no insurance paperwork is needed for those who have SMU health benefits.
  • The University has contracted with Virtual Care for Families to provide curbside rapid COVID-19 antigen testing at nine clinic locations in the DFW area.
  • Learn more about SMU’s COVID-testing

Maintaining a Healthy Campus

  • All employees returning to work are required to complete “COVID-19 Return-to-Work Training” before returning to campus. Staff can access the required Canvas training here.
  • SMU is currently requiring that everyone on the SMU campus wear a face covering over the mouth and nose in all public indoor spaces.
  • The University’s enhanced cleaning protocols include more hand sanitizing stations, a surge in custodial staff hiring and an increased emphasis on disinfecting high-touch areas like light switches and door knobs
  • All employees are required to conduct a daily self-screening to ensure they are symptom-free. The screening includes taking their temperature and assessing for the following symptoms
  • You will not need to wear a face covering if you are alone or in your office.
  • Learn more details about SMU’s efforts to maintain a healthy campus