While it is our greatest hope that all students, faculty and staff will remain safe and healthy, we know we will have cases reported within our community.
If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have any symptoms, you may need to be tested or to quarantine/isolate, or both. To learn about what you need to do, employees should visit the Exposure & Illness Procedures page on the School of Medicine website. Students who are symptomatic or who test positive for COVID-19 should contact Habif Health and Wellness Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once notified of a positive case, Occupational Health or Habif will:
- Communicate with the appropriate local health department and initiate any required contact tracing as directed by the health department.
- Notify individuals in the university community identified as a close contact of the individual and advise them of next steps, including any required preventive measures such as testing or quarantine.
- Contact the person’s supervisor or dean to advise on any necessary follow-up within the school or department.
- Advise and coordinate enhanced cleaning and disinfection of affected areas, if necessary.
IMPORTANT: If you become aware of an individual who has tested positive, is presumed positive or has been exposed to COVID-19, please respect the privacy of your fellow colleagues and peers and do not share another person’s confidential health information with others. As a reminder, the university has obligations under HIPAA, FERPA, ADA and other federal and state laws, and depending upon the circumstances such disclosures may constitute a violation of these laws and university policy.