March 24, 2020
All student employees, including those funded by grants, will be made whole (i.e., paid for their typical working hours) through the remainder of the spring semester whether or not they are able to come to work.
Like much in the unfolding COVID-19 situation, the question of how long and how much to pay student employees may change rapidly. For the sake of supporting our students to the fullest extent possible, including providing them some financial security and a sense of normalcy in these difficult times, I ask you to please consider what grant-related work your student employees can do now and through the near future, and to discuss it with your program officer if you have any questions.
Your project liaisons are also available to provide guidance and help you navigate the many ways your projects may be impacted by the recent changes. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need help.