Tracing and Protection
if you have come in close contact with a COVID-positive individual
Individuals who have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 need to fill out the Close Contact Form and follow the guidelines from UTA Health Services. In general, they will be expected to quarantine at an off-campus location for 14 days from the last date of exposure.
If you Test Positive for COVID-19
Individuals personally diagnosed with COVID-19 are required to report to the University by filling out the Personal Diagnosis form and are expected to self-isolate at an off-campus location. They must receive clearance by a medical professional before returning to campus.
Daily self-monitoring for COVID-19
Everyone must measure their temperature daily.
Prior to coming to campus or while on campus if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms that are new, worsening or occurring in a way that is not normal for any chronic conditions you may have, please remain or return home. Employees should notify their supervisor.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
- Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
If you have been in close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, you may not return to work or class until the end of the 14-day self-quarantine period from the last date of exposure. You are required to complete the Close Contact or Personal Diagnosis (COVID-19) Form.
If diagnosed with COVID-19, you are also required to complete the Close Contact or Personal Diagnosis (COVID-19) Form. You may return to campus when all four of the following criteria are met:
- At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications;
- Improvement in symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath);
- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
- You have obtained a note from a medical professional clearing you for return to work or class
If you have symptoms that could be COVID-19 and do not get evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, you are assumed to have COVID-19 and may not return to work or class until you have completed the same four-step criteria listed above.
If you have symptoms that could be COVID-19 and want to return to work or class before completing the above self-isolation period, you must obtain a medical professional’s note clearing you for return based on an alternative diagnosis.
You can download a printable version of the the daily self-monitoring checklist here.
Daily Self-Monitoring Checklist
If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms that are new, worsening or occurring in a way that is not normal for any chronic conditions you may have, please remain or return home.
Health Tips for Mavericks
- Stay home if you are sick and seek medical attention.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid contact with others who are sick.
- Seek medical attention if you are sick.