Reporting and Daily Self-Monitoring

if you have come in close contact with a COVID-positive individual

Close contact is defined as being within six feet of an individual that is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. The date of your exposure is considered day 0. Day 1 is the first full day after your last contact with a COVID-positive individual.

  • If you were exposed and are NOT up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations: You are required to quarantine for at least seven days. Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested for COVID-19 after at least Day 5.
  • If you were exposed and are up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations: You do not need to quarantine unless you develop symptoms. Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested for COVID-19 after at least Day 5.
  • If you were exposed and have had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days: You do not need to quarantine unless you develop symptoms.

For additional details on when to quarantine and what to do after quarantine, view the CDC’s Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines. However, please note that UTA requires seven days of quarantine and/or isolation in place of the CDC’s recommended five days.

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.

Report Personal Diagnosis

You may return to campus when all 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 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

UTA Health Services and Human Resources will work with students and employees subject to isolation after testing positive to determine when they are eligible to return 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.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Daily Self-Monitoring Checklist

The UTA mobile app provides a convenient, confidential tool to assist with conducting the daily self-assessment, or you can download the daily self-monitoring checklist for easy access.

If you have symptoms

If you have symptoms listed above and do not wish to be evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, you may not return to work or class until you have completed the same three-step criteria listed above.

If you have symptoms listed above and want to return to work or class before completing the self-isolation period, you must obtain a medical professional’s note of clearance from COVID-19 or an alternative diagnosis.


COVID-19 Informational Videos

UTA public health experts answered questions about a number of topics related to COVID-19 to help Mavericks make decisions that protect themselves, their loved ones and the UTA community.

Watch the Q&As

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.

Download the Checklist

Face-Covering Guidance

UTA no longer mandates the wearing of masks on campus but continues to strongly encourage and recommend that Mavericks wear masks, particularly when inside campus buildings.

Learn More about the Guidance