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Report COVID symptoms

Students, please call the Health Center 972-721-5322 and complete this form.
Employees with symptoms should complete this form.

 

 

 

This information is based on current conditions. The Administration and COVID Preparedness Committee are monitoring conditions in the local community closely and will make adjustments and update if necessary.

Flexible Work Pilot Program
The Flex Work Pilot Program is in place through July 29, 2022. Any employee seeking some flexibility to work from home must submit a Flexible Work Agreement (FWA) form to their supervisor for approval. Read full text of the policy -- Flexible Work Policy Pilot Program.

Self-Monitoring
Employees are asked to do their part by monitoring for any symptoms of COVID-19, taking their temperature frequently, and not coming to campus if they are sick or have a temperature over 100 degrees.

Personal Safety Protocols
When working on campus, please adhere to the personal safety protocols outlined here.

Masks
Masks are recommended but not required. We advise all members of our community to have a mask ready, as an act of charity, in the event they are in close contact with others who request them to wear one.

Feeling Sick?
Employees are expected to call in sick if they are experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms at home, or to leave work after notifying their supervisor if they start to feel ill at work.  All full and part-time faculty and staff should report any COVID-19-related symptoms on the Employee Reporting form found in the Employee COVID-19 procedure. You will be contacted by someone in the Office of Human Resources upon submission of the Employee Reporting Form. Employees with COVID-19-related symptoms should seek COVID testing through their own doctor or off-site testing center (not the UD Health Clinic).

QUARANTINE & ISOLATION

Updated in accordance with Centers for Disease Control guidance issued on Jan. 4, 2022.

Who does NOT need to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19?

  • Employees who have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters.
  • Employees who confirmed that they have had COVID-19 within the past 90 days.

In lieu of quarantine, wear a mask around others for 10 days from the exposure date. Get tested at least five days after exposure, unless you have had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days.

Who should quarantine if exposed to COVID-19?

  • If an unvaccinated or partially vaccinated person is exposed to COVID-19, a person must abide by the following requirements:
    • Remain removed from the community (i.e., stay at home/in your dorm room) for five days.
    • If you do not develop symptoms, get tested five days after exposure.
      • If your COVID-19 test is negative and you remain symptom free, you should wear a mask on campus for the following five days.
      • If your COVID-19 test is positive, follow the isolation guidelines below.
    • If you develop symptoms, you may schedule your test immediately (without waiting five days).
      • If your COVID-19 test is negative, you may return to campus following a 24-hour period with no fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications) if other symptoms are improving. Wear a mask for five days following your return to campus.
      • If your COVID-19 test is positive, follow the isolation guidelines below.
  • Faculty or staff will be contacted by a Human Resources representative for contact tracing and follow up after submitting an Employee Reporting Form.

ISOLATION:

  • Regardless of vaccination status, if an employee (faculty or staff member) tests positive for COVID-19, the employee:
    • must not come to campus for five days since symptoms first appeared (day 0 is the first day of symptoms); 
    • after five days, may return to campus following a 24-hour period with no fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications) if other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*; and
    • must wear a mask at work for the five days following return to campus. 

*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.