Results will be provided by Wild Health to University Health Services (“UHS”) and UC’s COVID Check. The results are maintained in the COVID Check database and will not be maintained in employees’ electronic medical records.
Employees will be notified of their results generally between 48-72 hours after the test. If the test is:
- Negative – notification will be sent by email. No further action will be required.
- Indeterminate – notification will be sent by email with a recommendation for a test repeat.
- Positive – notification by telephone call.
IMPORTANT - All employees with a positive test result are required to isolate at home for 10 days from the date of the test if they remain asymptomatic. If symptoms arise, the period of isolation may be extended by your medical provider. COVID Watch will not notify your supervisor regarding this absence or test result. Employees are required to follow all UC Human Resources policies and procedures regarding time off from work in the event they must isolate and cannot work remotely. Questions about time off from work, including sick leave, and remote work may be addressed to Manager of Leave Administration (513-556-6951).
In addition, employees who test positive are strongly encouraged to answer the questions from COVID-19 Contact Tracers regarding persons they may have exposed (e.g., household members, or UC members closer than six feet for more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period). Please be advised that UHS is required to notify the local health department of all positive test results, and your local health department may perform additional case investigation and contact tracing.
Additional Information: UC employees will continue to be offered voluntary participation in the university’s ongoing mitigation testing currently planned for Spring Semester 2021. For the latest information about the university’s response to COVID-19, visit uc.edu/publichealth.