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Report COVID symptoms

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


Quarantine and Isolation Protocols


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.


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.

Personal Safety Protocols

  • Masks: Masks are recommended but not required of students and faculty in the classroom. Masks are also optional for campus guests and visitors. 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.
  • Handwashing / sanitizing: Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds and / or use hand sanitizer, especially after sneezing or coughing or touching a high-contact object like a doorknob or computer. Please cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm, and avoid touching your face.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms and stay home as needed.

Student Support

  • Health Center supplies: The Health Center will maintain a stock of masks available to students.
  • Health Center services: The Health Center, located on the second floor of Haggar (972-721-5322), will continue to provide health services for all UD students. The Health Center will hire additional medical technicians and work with the Dallas County Health and Human Services to assist with essential services and contact tracing as needed.
  • Questions: Please contact Greg Roper (, Interim Dean of Students, should you have any requisitions regarding student services. 


The university will adhere to Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) and NCAA Competition Considerations, which require testing for students who are not fully vaccinated. Each school is to confirm their teams’ readiness for competition.

Phased Plan for Closing Campus

We have a phased plan for closing down various aspects of campus life should the need arise due to an increased incidence of COVID-19, and should a need arise, such announcements will be communicated promptly through our COVID Case Report page and by email.

Financial Aid and the COVID-19 CARES Act

Here is additional information as it relates to the University of Dallas and its receipt of funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

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