TAP No. 60: On Campus Covid-19 Rules 


This policy applies to all University faculty and staff.


The health and safety of the University community is paramount, and accordingly, the University has made and will continue to make operational adjustments and requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As members of the University community, employees are responsible for participating in these efforts undertaken by the University.

I. Policy

Employees must comply with the following health and safety rules when on campus. While these rules are intended to mitigate health and safety risks, COVID-19 continues to present risks of a unique and uncertain nature and the University cannot guarantee that an employee who is working on campus will not contract COVID-19. In working on campus, employees assume responsibility for compliance with the health and safety rules described herein for their personal protection and the protection of the University community, and assume the risk of exposure to COVID-19, which risk is being mitigated by the University's operational adjustments and employee compliance with health and safety rules, but which risk cannot be totally eliminated.

The rules set forth below are subject to change. Particularly given the dynamic nature of the disease, all employees are required to adhere to any additional requirements or changes as announced by the University that are not incorporated below.

II. Health and Safety Responsibilities, Expectations, and Obligations

  1. All employees-full-time and part-time, including adjunct faculty-are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  2. Employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 must promptly inform their supervisor related to illness requiring an adjustment of duties or time off from work.

    It is recommended that employees who test positive for COVID-19 without any symptoms, regardless of vaccination status:
    • Isolate at home for five days.
    • After five days, if not experiencing any symptoms, the individual may return to work and should continue to wear a mask around others for an additional five days.

It is recommended that employees who test positive for COVID-19 and are experiencing any symptoms:

    • Isolate for a full 5 days from the onset of symptoms.
    • The day that symptoms begin is day 0, with day 1 beginning the following day.
    • If after 5 days, the individual has no fever and other symptoms are resolving, may return to work but should wear a mask for an additional 5 days.
  1. Any employee who becomes aware that they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should monitor for symptoms and seek testing if any symptoms arise.  The University does not require employees to quarantine after exposure.  If the employee develops symptoms, they should not report to work and, contact their health care provider and follow their instructions, and contact their supervisor.
  2. Employees who participate in higher risk environments (e.g. faculty participating in clinical rotations) may have additional monitoring and assessment requirements imposed through their program or Department.
  3. Employees are responsible for keeping their supervisor aware of any health-related absences to ensure that their work can be covered by another individual. Faculty must notify their Program Director, Department Chair and/or Dean of potential absences to ensure that courses can be covered and students can be notified. Faculty should not cancel classes without notifying their department chair and/or dean of their absence

III. Violations

Violations of this policy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Employees are subject to formal disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

IV. History

Adopted: June, 2020.

Amended: June, 2023.

V. Ownership

EHS, Human Resources, and Risk Management.