Covid-19 Protocols Fall 2022
In accordance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s guidance of August 11, 2022,
the University of Dallas has adopted the following protocols.
COVID-19 Medical Management and Containment
- COVID-19 vaccinations:
- The University recognizes that vaccines have been effective in limiting the severity
of COVID symptoms and preventing hospitalizations. We trust individuals and families
to assess their own circumstances and level of COVID risk, and make decisions about
mitigating that risk accordingly.
- At this time, masks are not required indoors or outdoors.
- Other health protocols:
- The University will maintain the following protocols: 1) encouraging good personal
hygiene practices, such as frequent hand-washing; 2) self-monitoring for COVID symptoms;
and 3) encouraging employees to submit an employee COVID-19 reporting form if the
employee has a positive COVID-19 test result.
- Quarantine: If a student or employee is exposed to COVID-19 regardless of vaccination
status, no quarantine is required. Rather, the exposed individual is encouraged to
wear a mask for ten (10) calendar days. There is no requirement to report COVID-19
exposure to the university.
- Isolation: If a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination
status, the individual should stay home for at least five (5) calendar days and wear
a mask when it is necessary to be around others at home or in public. If after 5 calendar
days the individual is fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and
symptoms are improving, or there never were symptoms, the individual may end isolation.
Residential students with concerns should contact the Dean of Students, Dr. Greg Roper,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Class absences for students with COVID-19 shall be excused absences. Students who
self-report only, without providing documentation, are not entitled to their class
absences being excused. If allowed by the instructor’s course policy, students can
share their external provider's positive test documentation with the professor in
order to receive excused class absences. If Student Health Services administers a
test to an undergraduate which comes out positive, or reviews and approves the external
provider’s positive test documentation, they will notify the Constantin Dean's Office,
which will notify the professors that these absences are excused. It is also worth
noting that students and staff who are planning to participate in the Rome program
this coming academic year should consider Rome Director Peter Hatlie’s most recent
guidance letter as the Italian government and European Union have unique COVID-19
- Regardless of when you end isolation, avoid being around people who are more likely
to get very sick from COVID-19 until at least day 11.
- You should wear a high-quality mask through day 10.
- COVID-19 testing:
- The University will provide testing services for students who may have contracted
- The University will not engage in systematic or random screening COVID-19 testing.
- Health Center services:
- The Health Center will continue to provide health services for all UD students.
- Accommodations for high-risk individuals:
- Individuals in a high-risk health category may contact the Office of Student Affairs
(for students) or the Office of Human Resources (for faculty and staff) to discuss
options for accommodation.
- Email and website communications:
- The University will provide email and website communications regarding the incidence
of positive COVID-19 cases on campus to the University community.
- In general:
- Should any member of the University community have any questions or concerns related
to the University COVID-19 policies and procedures, please contact the appropriate
person listed here:
- Daily health monitoring: All members of the University community are encouraged to monitor their health condition
every day by evaluating whether they have COVID-19 symptoms, such as those recognized
by the CDC:
- fever or chills,
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
- muscle or body aches,
- new loss of taste or smell,
- sore throat,
- congestion or runny nose,
- nausea or vomiting,
- Water fountains: Drinking fountains are safe to use as long as you do not physically touch any fixture
on them with bare skin. Use a cloth or towel, but not your bare hand to activate the
fountain. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their own water in reusable
bottles to minimize the use of water dispensers and minimize waste.
- Travel policy: University-sponsored travel is permitted, in accordance with pre-COVID practice and
- Hand-washing: All members of the UD community are encouraged to wash their hands under running
water whenever possible for at least 20 seconds.
- Coughing etiquette: Cough away from people and into a tissue or your elbow.
The University will adhere to Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) and NCAA
Competition Guidelines. Each school is to confirm their teams’ readiness for competition.
Events on Campus/Visitors
Events will take place in accordance with pre-COVID policy and practice.