Campus Safety Measures

In implementing UC’s Return to Campus plan, these safety protocols will remain in effect until further notice.

High-risk populations

Faculty and staff

Faculty and staff at higher risk for serious complications from COVID-19 due to a health condition that rises to the level of disability under the ADAAA may request an accommodation.

Students

Students at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 as defined by the CDC guidelines may be at greater risk if physically coming to campus and/or residing in UC Housing. Students at higher risk or students who are otherwise concerned about their medical risks related to COVID-19 should reach out to University Health Services (UHS) via COVIDHelp@uc.edu in order to obtain additional information regarding reporting requirements and monitoring.  

For assistance with academic or housing accommodations, visit the Accessibility Resources web site or email at accessresources@uc.edu.

Good health practices

The same precautions that will protect you from the common cold and the flu will protect you from COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
  • Cover coughs/sneezes with your arm or a tissue.
  • Avoid exposure to others who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are ill (except to visit a health care professional) and avoid close contact with others. See CDC guidelines on when to quarantine.
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

We continue to closely monitor the guidelines from local, state and federal agencies. The university works closely with and maintains coordination with local and state departments of health.  

As always, the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors is our top priority. We will continue to keep our community informed — and we encourage everyone to practice routine hygiene etiquette as this is the best way to prevent the spread of infection.