Campus Access

Based on ongoing careful review of daily data and consultation with faculty, staff, students, and public health experts, the University of Nebraska Medical Center will no longer limit campus access to only on-site essential personnel effective Monday, June 1.

The expansion in campus access means that UNMC employees, while encouraged to work from home, will no longer be required to carry signed essential personnel letters on their person while on campus. Campus buildings, however, will continue to be restricted by key card access as approved by employee supervisors.

While conducting academic and business operations during this period of expanded access to campus, supervisors and unit leaders are expected to adhere to the following guidance:

The following measures will remain in place:

In addition to increasing access to campus, we are currently preparing to resume in-person teaching and learning. Multiple working groups composed of students, faculty, and staff are addressing areas of academics, facilities, student services, communications, and events/athletics in order to ensure a safe return in a de-densified setting. In addition, a select group of classes and events will serve as pilot programs to phase-in the de-densified approach to in-person activities. More information on these pilot programs is forthcoming.

University of Nebraska Medical Center leadership will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and provide timely updates on UNMC’s response with the university community through UNMC’s Coronavirus Resources website. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share their questions, comments, and concerns at

Employees are reminded that they may take up to 160 hours of emergency paid administrative leave for absences related to COVID-19. Additionally, recently passed federal legislation provides other options for paid leave for COVID-19 related absences. Complete details are available here. Employees are encouraged to contact their campus Human Resources ( office with questions about their leave options.