Symptom Monitoring Requirements

Self Monitoring

Employees are expected to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms prior to reporting to work each day. If you will be working on campus, you must take your temperature upon arrival to campus. Temperature check stations are located in each building.

Exhibiting COVID-19 Symptoms

Do not come to work if you have COVID-19, exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19, or have had close contact with someone who has exhibited the symptoms of COVID-19 within the 48 hours after contact. Notify your supervisor if you have symptoms or have had close contact and stay home. Primary symptoms include the following:

  • fever (100.4 F or higher) 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

This list is not comprehensive. See the CDC list, which is periodically updated.

An employee who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms

  • should contact their primary physician,
  • must notify their supervisor, and
  • must stay home.

If an employee develops symptoms while at work, the employee must

  • notify their supervisor
  • avoid contact with other employees or students, and
  • return home.

Sick employees should follow CDC-recommended steps including not returning to work until the CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with health-care providers and state and local health departments.

Employees who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, may return to work when the following criteria have been met:

  • Receipt of a negative test result. The test must have occurred on day 5 or later.
  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
  • Symptoms have improved.

If you experience a COVID-19 circumstance and are unclear how it affects your employment status, you are strongly encouraged to contact Human Resources to discuss the options available to you.