Daily health screenings required before coming to campus

To keep one another safe, Mavericks must self-monitor daily for COVID-19 symptoms

Monday, Jul 13, 2020 • Jeff Carlton : Contact

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Mavericks who plan to come to campus to work or learn in the fall semester must follow a simple rule first.

Before reporting to campus each day, all faculty, staff and students must perform a daily health screening, which includes a daily temperature check and self-monitoring for the following COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills or repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Feverishness, or a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit

According to the back-to-campus training that is required of every employee and student, anyone experiencing any of those symptoms should not come to campus. In addition, employees who begin to feel sick at work should notify their supervisor and return home. Students who begin to feel ill while on campus should also return home.

“We can each do our part to keep one another safe and healthy,” UTA Interim President Teik C. Lim said. “We are in this together.”

Mavericks who have been in close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 or test positive themselves may not return to work or class until the end of a 14-day self-quarantine period from the last date of exposure. Anyone in this situation is required to complete the Close Contact or Personal Diagnosis (COVID-19) Form.

Students living on campus who test positive for COVID-19 will be advised to return to their permanent residence. If they do not have an alternate residence or cannot return home, isolation accommodations will be provided. Employees who test positive should consult their primary care provider and must be free of any symptoms potentially related to COVID-19 prior to returning to campus.

In addition, those who test positive for COVID-19 can return to campus only when all four of the following criteria are met:

  • At least three days (72 hours) have passed since your recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
  • All of your symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved;
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared; and
  • You have obtained a note from a medical professional clearing you for return to work or class.

Check the Mavs Back 2020 site for more stories on what to expect as UTA safely returns to campus for fall 2020. You also can check the Coronavirus and Fall 2020 Semester page, which is UTA’s official site for up-to-date information on campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.