Exposure, Travel & Return to Work

As of November 22, 2021; subject to changes by the University in the future.

Fully Vaccinated Employees

Symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea)

  • Get tested as soon as possible.

  • Stay home from work. You can use Emergency Paid Leave or sick leave. Based on your employee group, you can also use earned paid time off, such as vacation or medical leaves.

  • Notify your supervisor that you have COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Follow University quarantine or isolation guidance.

  • Notify individuals that you may have been in close contact with. More information is available on the Be Informed page on the University's COVID-19 Response.
  • Talk to a healthcare provider or public health partner and return to work when they say it’s OK. 

Exposure to someone with COVID-19 (interaction closer than 6 feet away for 15 minutes or more in 24 hours [with or without face covering] with someone with a confirmed case of COVID [tested or diagnosed by a health care professional or public health partner])

  • If you have no COVID-19 symptoms, you do not need to quarantine

  • Get tested 5-7 days after exposure. You can work while waiting to get tested unless you have COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Notify your supervisor if your COVID-19 was at work.

  • Follow University quarantine or isolation guidance.

  • If positive, talk to a healthcare provider or public health partner and return to work when they say it’s OK.

Work with employees, students, or guests/visitors (both in person or remotely)

  • No testing is required.

Domestic Travel

  • No testing is required.

International Travel

  • Notify your supervisor that you are traveling internationally, whether it's for business or pleasure. 
  • Get tested 1-3 days before traveling and 3-5 days after returning.
  • Stay home from work if you feel unwell. You can use Emergency Paid Leave or sick leave. Based on your employee group, you can also use earned paid time off, such as vacation or medical leaves.
  • Follow University quarantine or isolation guidance.
  • If you test positive:

 

Not Vaccinated or Not Fully Vaccinated Employees

Symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea)

  • Get tested as soon as possible

  • Stay home from work. You can use Emergency Paid Leave or sick leave. Based on your employee group, you can also use earned paid time off, such as vacation or medical leaves.

  • Notify your supervisor that you have COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Follow University quarantine or isolation guidance.

  • Notify individuals that you have been in close contact. More information is available on the Be Informed page on the University's COVID-19 Response.
  • Talk to a healthcare provider or public health partner and return to work when they say it’s OK. 

Exposure to someone with COVID-19 (interaction closer than 6 feet away for 15 minutes or more in 24 hours [with or without face covering] with someone with a confirmed case of COVID [tested or diagnosed by a health care professional or public health partner])

  • Get tested as soon as possible; if negative, get tested again 5-7 days after exposure. During this time, you must isolate for 10 days from the date of known exposure but can return to work after 10 days if you are symptom-free. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to isolate for 14 days if the close contact is a member of your household or if you are a healthcare worker.

  • Stay home from work. You can use Emergency Paid Leave or sick leave.

  • Notify your supervisor that you have been exposed to COVID-19 and if it was at work.

  • Follow University quarantine or isolation guidance.

  • If positive:

    • Notify individuals that you have been in close contact. More information is available on the Be Informed page on the University's COVID-19 Response.
    • Talk to a healthcare provider or public health partner and return to work when they say it’s OK.

Work with employees, students, or guests/visitors (both in person or remotely)

  • Get tested every week. (See testing options.)

Domestic Travel

  • Notify your supervisor that you will be traveling domestically, whether it's for business or pleasure. 
  • Get tested 1-3 days before traveling and 3-5 days after returning.

  • Stay home from work. You can use Emergency Paid Leave or sick leave.

  • Follow University quarantine or isolation guidance.

  • If positive:

International Travel

  • Notify your supervisor that you will be traveling internationally, whether it's for business or pleasure. 
  • Get tested 1-3 days before traveling and 3-5 days after returning. PLEASE NOTE: Upon your return, you will need to quarantine for 7 days AND get tested 3-5 days after you arrive in the US.  Even if the test is negative you will need to quarantine for 7 days.

  • Stay home from work. You can use Emergency Paid Leave or sick leave.

  • Follow University quarantine or isolation guidance. 

  • If you test positive:

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Returning to work

Employees who need to stay home to quarantine or isolate, do not need a note from a healthcare provider or public health partner before returning to work. This approach has been adopted because healthcare providers, medical facilities, and public health partners may not be able to provide documentation quickly. Supervisors can allow employees to work remotely if they are asymptomatic and able to complete their job duties from home.

Note on Returning to Work for Employees in Healthcare Settings

  • Faculty and staff working in a healthcare setting should still monitor temperature and absence of symptoms each day before starting work.

  • If faculty and staff working in a healthcare setting develop even mild symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they should either not report to work, or stop working and notify their supervisor prior to leaving work, be clinically evaluated for COVID-19, and tested if indicated. 

  • If a faculty and staff member working in a healthcare setting is found to be infected with COVID-19, they should be excluded from work until they meet all Return to Work Criteria. Testing results will impact when they may return to work and for which patients they might be permitted to provide care.