Self-Administered Wellness Check
Below is a symptom check list based on Ohio Department of Health guidelines.
Employees who have been instructed to return to the workplace must conduct symptom monitoring every day before reporting to work. You must be free of ANY symptoms potentially related to COVID-19 in order to report to work.
Please note that whether or not you meet all or any of the below guidelines, we request that no one come to campus if you are exhibiting a temperature that exceeds 100.4 degrees. It is advised that you take your temperature each morning before arriving for any on-campus work shift. If you don't have a thermometer available, please guage your own health and wellness by other means, including whether you feel that you may have a fever.
Symptoms of COVID-19
These are signs that you may have COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
- Two or more of these symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
Symptoms may be mild or severe and may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus; however, some people with COVID-19 have no symptoms.
Seek prompt medical attention if you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19. In adults, these can include:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
This list is not all inclusive.
Please consult your personal healthcare provider for any other severe or concerning symptoms.
Again, if you have signs of COVID-19, do not report to work. All personnel must stay home if symptomatic. There can be no exceptions. You are required to wear a facial covering to avoid possible virus transmission to others.
If you develop symptoms at work, leave immediately.
Conditions that Indicate Higher Risk for Severe Illness if Infected
COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease.
Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
- Information regarding UC leaves of absence and/or Family Medical Leave under the Act is available at: https://www.uc.edu/hr/benefits/loa-tow.html
- Information regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is available at: https://www.uc.edu/content/dam/uc/hr/forms/forms_a_thru_g/FAQs%20updated%204-29-2020.pdf The Employee Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion Act will apply from April 1,2020 through December 31,2020.
- Information regarding Workplace Accommodation is available at: https://www.uc.edu/hr/benefits/loa-tow/workplace-accommodation.html
Questions on any of the above may be directed to LOAADM@uc.edu