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Health and Safety

Community Standards

Health and safety are a shared responsibility for everyone at our campus locations.

If You Feel Sick or Test Positive for COVID-19

If you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and do not come to campus.

Self-Quarantine Info 

 

COVID-19 Diagnosis/Symptoms

Students

Protocols for a Student with COVID-19 Diagnosis/Symptoms

If a student has tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19, or exhibits Coronavirus Symptoms, which makes the student think that they might have COVID-19, the following steps should be taken. These steps are necessary in order to protect the safety and wellbeing of all university community members and especially those residents staying on campus.

For Students Living on Campus

If you think you might have COVID-19 due to the presence of Coronavirus Symptoms:

  • Avoid coming into close contact with anyone
  • Contact your health care provider for diagnosis, treatment and/or COVID-19 testing, as necessary and follow their medical advice
  • COVID-19 testing is available for students who become symptomatic or have been identified as exposed
  • If your illness impacts your ability to perform schoolwork, contact your instructors

If you tested positive or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 regardless of whether you have symptoms:

  • Notify your Resident Advisor (RA)
  • If you choose to stay on campus for self-isolation, you may be required to move to a designated space on campus for a length of time depending on CDC guidelines. This will assist in maintaining the health and wellbeing of all residents living on campus.
  • Follow CDC guidance on what to do if you are sick
  • Follow the Self-Quarantine/Isolation protocols
  • If your illness impacts your ability to perform school work, contact your instructors

For Students Living off Campus

If you think you might have COVID-19 due to the presence of Coronavirus Symptoms:

  • Avoid coming into close contact with anyone
  • Contact your health care provider for diagnosis, treatment and/or COVID-19 testing, as necessary and follow their medical advice
  • COVID-19 testing is available for students who become symptomatic or have been identified as exposed
  • If your illness impacts your ability to perform schoolwork, contact your instructors

If you tested positive or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (regardless of whether you have symptoms):

  • If on campus when symptoms begin or when you suspect or learn of a diagnosis of COVID-19, go home immediately and avoid coming into close contact with anyone
  • Stay home (except to seek medical care)
  • Follow CDC guidance on what to do if you are sick
  • Follow the Self-Quarantine protocols
  • If your illness impacts your ability to perform school work, contact your instructors

Employee and Supervisor

If an employee has tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19 or exhibits Coronavirus Symptoms (which makes the employee think that they might have COVID-19), the following steps should be taken by the employee and their supervisor. If you or any of your employees have questions, you may direct them to covid@uhcl.edu.

Employee Steps

If you think you might have COVID-19 due to the presence of Coronavirus Symptoms:

  • Contact your health care provider for diagnosis, treatment and/or COVID-19 testing, as necessary (If you are a BCBSTX HealthSelect participant, telehealth virtual visits are available to you at no cost) and follow advice from your health care provider

If you receive a positive test result or are diagnosed with COVID-19 (regardless whether you have symptoms), you should:

Supervisor Steps

If the employee has tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19, the supervisor should:

  • If the employee is at work when you are notified, make sure the employee is separated from others and immediately sent home
  • If the employee is at home, advise the employee to stay home and follow the "Employee Steps" listed above.