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Faculty & Staff

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

If a person is exposed to COVID-19 while wearing a mask, there is no quarantine requirement regardless of vaccination status.

If a person is exposed to COVID-19 and is not wearing a mask, a person must abide the following requirements:

  • if unvaccinated, remain removed from the community (i.e. stay at home/in your dorm room) for 14 days
  • if vaccinated or recovered from COVID at any time, and does have symptoms, remain removed from the community (i.e. stay at home/in your dorm room) for 14 days
  • if vaccinated or recovered from COVID, and does not have symptoms, get tested 3-5 days following exposure and wear a mask at all times indoors for 14 days following exposure—no quarantine is necessary.

Students who were exposed to a COVID-positive individual will be notified directly by the university's contact tracer. Faculty or Staff will be contacted by a Human Resources representative for contact tracing and follow up after submitting an Employee Reporting Form.

Individuals who have recovered from COVID will be considered as having gained natural immunity, and therefore considered in the same manner as those who have been vaccinated.

Isolation

If an employee (faculty or staff member) tests positive for COVID-19:

  • he/she must not come to campus for 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*
*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, he/she must self-isolate for 10 days (regardless of vaccination status). The University has set aside several rooms for self-isolation on campus. These rooms are available to on-campus residents only. If these rooms become fully occupied, those who must quarantine or isolate will be required to identify a location to do so off-campus and will bear the entire expense of room and board while isolating off-campus.

Have a Plan

On-campus residential space is limited and will be prioritized for emergency cases, such as for those students who live a long distance from campus. Area hotels may have limited availability as well, so we recommend students have a plan for place to quarantine or isolate due to a COVID exposure or positive result.