Employees

Plans for the 2021 Fall Semester are intended to provide a more traditional campus experience such as allowing students to fully participate in classes, and enjoy the residential experience and student activities. The expectation is that every office will be open and fully staffed.

Please see the Faculty/Staff section of the Return to Campus Guide for more information, though below are a few important highlights from the Guide.

Employees may voluntarily provide information to university peers or supervisors regarding their own vaccination status. Due to privacy concerns, members of the university community, including supervisors or peers, may not request that information of others. That information should not be requested of any member of the university community except by an authorized representative of the university.  

Remember that those employees who have not been fully vaccinated are required to maintain social distancing, and all are currently  required to wear a facial covering when indoors (except when eating/drinking or alone in a private room or office).  

We are on the same honor system we have used since March 2020, e.g., the use of the UC COVID Check App relies on our own integrity wherein each one of us takes care of all of us.

If you have a concern regarding use of facial coverings or social distancing among students, that student may be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards for possible discipline related to non-compliance, or you may seek advice and guidance from Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Chris Lewis, MD, at lewisct@uc.edu

Similarly, if an employee is not wearing a facial covering or social distancing when inside a campus facility (except when eating/drinking or alone in a private space or if the employee has a facial covering accommodation), you may contact HR for assistance.

Yes. Please see the facial covering page.

Students may voluntarily provide information to university peers, instructors or supervisors regarding their own vaccination status. Due to privacy considerations, members of the university community, including instructors, supervisors or peers may not request that information of students or colleagues. That information should not be requested of any member of the university community except by an authorized representative of the university.

Yes. A COVID-19 Classroom Guide (Uc login required) has been created to assist faculty and instructors with protocols regarding COVID-19. The reference guide is intended to help faculty understand the contact tracing process, what to do if a student in their class tests positive for COVID-19 and how to reduce risk of exposure and transmission in the classroom.

Yes, faculty or staff, including graduate assistants or teaching assistants, overseeing a class or lab may deny entry to a student if the student does not provide a UC COVID Check Green Pass, isn’t using the App or has an App “Red Pass.”

Employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are not feeling well with COVID-related symptoms should report any expected absence from work to their supervisor, are strongly encouraged to immediately contact their health care provider and may contact the COVID Response Team via the App or web-based tool

Faculty, staff and visitors are strongly encouraged to report via the App if they have a known exposure to a COVID-positive person.