Campus Safety Measures

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

  • Before returning to campus for the first time, all supervisors and lab leaders must complete a health safety assessment of their workplace settings.
  • Students are required to use the app if they come to campus or live on campus, but every member of the campus community is encouraged to participate to help keep everyone safer. The university relies on each and every community member to do their part to help keep the campus community healthy. The UC COVID Check app provides a simple way to conduct that self assessment and report any symptoms to UC's COVID Response Team. 
  • See guidance and protocols related to facial coverings on campus.
  • See guidance and protocols related to social distancing on campus. 
  • All areas must clean and sanitize their workplace settings throughout the day. These efforts will supplement cleaning and sanitizing activities that will occur after hours by our facilities staff. Facilities Management has posted information regarding supplies, cleaning practices and more.
  • All members of the campus community must continue to abide by restrictions on international travel.
  • Employees who meet the CDC’s definition of people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 may be eligible to continue to work remotely. Please contact Human Resources at loaadm@uc.edu to submit a request to work remotely due to being at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. All students with questions related to COVID-19 and risk factors should contact University Health Services via COVIDHelp@uc.edu

High-risk populations

Faculty and staff

Employees who meet the CDC’s definition of people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 may be eligible to receive workplace accommodations. Please contact Human Resources at loaadm@uc.edu to submit a request for workplace accommodations due to being at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

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.