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.
Faculty, staff, and students who have not been vaccinated and have had known close contact should self-quarantine off campus for 10 days from the date of last known exposure or after day seven after receiving a negative test result. (The test must occur on day five or later.)
Faculty, staff, and students who have been vaccinated and have had known close contact do not need to self-quarantine but should get tested three to five days after exposure.
Regardless of vaccination status, UTA faculty, staff, and students are required to complete the Close Contact form.
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.
You may return to campus when all five 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. The employee must submit the note to Human Resources Leave Management.
- Employee only: Human Resources Leave Management notifies your Manager that you are cleared to return to work.
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
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Daily Self-Monitoring Checklist
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 four-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.
University Response to Positive COVID Cases
When UTA is notified of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis within the campus community through the submission of a Personal Diagnosis form, a University team begins contact tracing efforts.
The contact tracing team determines if the COVID-positive individual has been in contact with others while infected and if those individuals need to be contacted to self-isolate or get tested.
The team also assesses if additional disinfecting is required in the areas the individual visited while infectious and notifies the Office of Facilities Management of said areas. The Office of Facilities Management completes the disinfecting process the same day or night they receive notification.
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.
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.
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.