Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information

Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) closely monitors updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and continuously collaborates with our local and state departments of public health. Here are some resources.

COVID VACCINE AND BOOSTERS IN CONNECTICUT

All individuals 5 years of age and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination. These appointments can be scheduled through the CT Vaccine Portal:

COVID VACCINATION AND BOOSTER RECORDS

All UConn students are required to share their vaccination records with SHaW through the patient portal.

 

FALL 2022 COVID-19 VACCINE AND BOOSTER REQUIREMENTS

The University of Connecticut now has COVID-19 vaccine and booster requirements for students who will be enrolled and attending class at any of the five campuses, including Storrs, Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury for the fall 2022 semester. Immunization requirements are in place to protect the health of the community. This requirement is consistent with the recommendation provided by the CDC.

Demonstrating proof of primary vaccination and booster doses

All UConn students on the Storrs and regional campuses are required to be up-to-date in their vaccination status against COVID-19 and are required to report vaccination compliance to Student Health and Wellness (SHaW).

  • Students must upload their COVID-19 vaccination records into the SHaW patient portal. This includes partial vaccination records.
  • International students shall be considered in compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine requirement if they have been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine that has either been authorized for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or listed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Check the status of your vaccine HERE.
  • International students who have received COVID-19 vaccines not authorized by the FDA or listed by the WHO will be considered “not fully vaccinated”. Check the status of your vaccine HERE. These students should be vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine upon arrival to the United States. Vaccination for Storrs based students is available through SHaW. Regional students can access vaccination appointments through the CT Vaccine Portal.

    Exemptions to the requirement 

    Immunization exemptions will be permitted under certain circumstances.

    • Two types of exemptions for COVID-19 vaccine may be pursued: a medical exemption and a non-medical exemption for religious reasons only.
    • Students will be notified of the receipt of their medical exemption by SHaW.
    • Submit this form for to request a Non-Medical Exemption. If you already have an exemption on file resubmission is not required.

    Definitions:

    Fully Vaccinated = Individuals who are 2 weeks out from completion of their primary COVID-19 vaccination series. (2 doses mRNA vaccine or 1 dose of J&J)

    Up-to-date Vaccination Status = Have received all eligible COVID-19 booster doses.

    • Currently: boosted after 5 months of an mRNA vaccine, 2 months after J&J, 6 months after WHO approved but not FDA authorized vaccine {Pfizer only}); or still within 5 months of an mRNA vaccine, 2 months of J&J, or 6 months of a WHO approved but not FDA authorized vaccine series.

    Boosted = Individuals are considered “boosted” and “up-to date” on their vaccination status the day they receive their booster vaccine.

    COVID-19 VACCINES & BOOSTERS FAQs
    (Updated: 5/18/2022)

    How can I be vaccinated for COVID-19?

    • COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to our Storrs-based graduate and undergraduate students. To schedule an appointment during the academic semester, visit the SHaW patient portal
    • COVID-19 vaccine and booster appointments for individuals 12 years of age and older are available.  These appointments can be scheduled through the CT Vaccine Portal.

    I received a WHO authorized but non-FDA authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine, can I receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

    • Yes. Individuals aged ≥12 years who have completed a primary series of a WHO authorized but non-FDA authorized, or approved COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to receive a single booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Individuals over 18 years can receive Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.

    I was just diagnosed with COVID-19. How long will I need to wait before getting a booster?

    • Individuals with previous COVID-19 infection should still receive a booster. According to the CDC, there is no minimum time period to wait once you have completed your isolation period and your symptoms have resolved.

    I have recently had COVID-19, am I still required to have a booster?

    • Yes. Recent infection does not affect the booster requirement. Individuals can receive their booster as soon as they are out of isolation and have recovered from the symptoms of their illness.

    What if I have been exposed to COVID-19?

    Your Vaccination Status Days from Exposure Steps to Take
    You are Up to Date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
    This means that you have gotten your primary vaccine series and have gotten your booster when eligible.
    Days 0-10 You do not need to quarantine (stay home) unless you develop symptoms.  Watch for COVID-19 symptoms.  If you develop a fever of 100.4 or greater, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19, get tested and stay home.
    Day 5 Take a test on day 5 when possible. (Any test, including antigen is acceptable) If you test positive follow isolation guidelines.
    You are Not Up to Date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
    This means that you have not gotten your primary vaccine series or you have not gotten your booster when eligible.
    Days 0-5 Quarantine (stay home), wear a well-fitting mask around others.  Watch for COVID-19 symptoms.  If you develop a fever of 100.4 or greater, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19, get tested and stay home.
    Day 5 Take a test on day 5 when possible. (Any test, including antigen is acceptable) If you test positive follow isolation guidelines.
    Days 6-10 Wear a well-fitting mask around others.
    You had confirmed COVID-19 in the last 90 days and are recovered without new symptoms. Days 0-10 You do not need to quarantine (stay home) unless you develop symptoms.

    COVID-19 VACCINES & BOOSTERS FAQs
    (Updated: 5/18/2022)

    How can I be vaccinated for COVID-19?

    • COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to our Storrs-based graduate and undergraduate students. To schedule an appointment during the semester, visit the SHaW patient portal
    • COVID-19 vaccine and booster appointments for individuals 12 years of age and older are available.  These appointments can be scheduled through the CT Vaccine Portal.

    Are vaccines on campus available on a walk-in basis?

    • Vaccinations through SHaW are by appointment only for Storrs-based students and regional students living on the Storrs campus.
    • COVID-19 vaccines are available to our Storrs-based graduate and undergraduate students. To schedule an appointment, visit the SHaW patient portal.

    When am I eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster?

    The FDA authorized and CDC recommended the use of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.

    • For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a booster shot at 5 months or more after their initial series.
    • For individuals who received a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a booster shot at 5 months or more after their initial series.
    • For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.
    • Each of the available COVID-19 vaccines can be used as a heterologous (or “mix and match”) booster dose in eligible individuals following completion of primary vaccination with a different available COVID-19 vaccine.
    • For moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals ages 18 years and older who received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine primary series (Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna) and an additional primary dose are eligible to receive a booster shot.

    *Educational institutions including universities.

     

    Eligible For Covid-19 Booster or Third Dose flowchart

    How Can I Schedule a Booster Shot?

    • COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to our Storrs-based graduate and undergraduate students. To schedule an appointment, visit the SHaW patient portal.
    • COVID-19 vaccine and booster appointments for individuals 12 years of age and older are available.  These appointments can be scheduled through the CT Vaccine Portal.

    I received a WHO authorized but non-FDA authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine, can I receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

    • Yes. Individuals aged ≥12 years who have completed a primary series of a WHO authorized but non-FDA authorized, or approved COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to receive a single booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Individuals over 18 years can receive Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.

    I was just diagnosed with COVID-19. How long will I need to wait before getting a booster?

    • Individuals with previous COVID-19 infection should still receive a booster. According to the CDC, there is no minimum time period to wait once you have completed your isolation period and your symptoms have resolved.

    I have recently had COVID-19, am I still required to have a booster?

    • Yes. Recent infection does not affect the booster requirement. Individuals can receive their booster as soon as they are out of isolation and have recovered from the symptoms of their illness.

    UPLOADING COVID-19 TEST RESULTS 
    (Updated: 5/18/2022)

    How do I upload my home antigen test to SHaW?

    Test results need to be uploaded through the SHaW patient portal. The test results need two identifiers (such as your name, NetID, Peoplesoft number) and the date of the test. Please note, these will not be accepted for required surveillance testing.

    Here are some examples:

    COVID Test Example 1 COVID Tests Examples 2 COVID Test Example 3

    How do I upload my outside lab test?

    Test results need to be uploaded through the the SHaW patient portal. Test results need two identifiers such as your name, date of birth and the date of the test.

    My employer requires a negative test before I can return to work after testing positive for COVID-19.

    Although testing negative for COVID-19 is not required to leave isolation after completing your isolation period, antigen testing can be obtained through many locations including local pharmacies, our SHaW pharmacy, and other online retailers. PCR testing is not recommended as they can remain positive long after individuals are no longer infectious.

    2021-2022 TESTING STRATEGY
    (Updated: 3/9/2022)

    Measures to ensure the health of our community:

    At-Home Antigen Tests Available:
    A limited number of at-home antigen tests will be available. Students may only get one test kit, which contains two tests, and must have their student ID.
    Positive test results for all students should be uploaded through the SHaW patient portal.

    Storrs Students: 
    Test kits available at the Student Union Information Center (located next to the Fairfield Way entrance) Monday - Friday from 9am - 6pm. 
    Test kits also available through the SHaW Pharmacy Online Marketplace. Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm. (Wednesdays 10:30am - 5pm)

      Storrs Residential Students: 
      You may contact your Hall Director to receive a test kit.

      Regional Campus Students:
      Please see the tab below for 'Regional Off-Campus and Commuter Students'

      Storrs Residential Students

      Pre-Arrival Testing
      All UConn students on all five campuses were required to submit a test to the Student Health portal taken within three days of arrival on campus.  PCR or antigen tests were accepted.  Students who tested positive were directed to complete their isolation period at home.

      Arrival Testing was available on all campuses.

        Exemptions

        • Residential students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 90 days prior to arrival did not need to participate in pre-arrival or arrival testing in alignment with Public Health recommendations.

        Diagnostic Surveillance Testing throughout the Semester
        Students who are not fully vaccinated will be required to submit weekly surveillance tests. Unobserved self-collected testing kits will be submitted at the Rome Ballroom test drop-off area Monday - Thursday 9 am - 11 am and 1 pm - 3 pm. Students who do not submit their required testing will be subject registration holds and will be blocked from the Rec Center.

        Symptomatic Testing
        Any student who experiences symptoms of COVID-19 should seek immediate medical evaluation through SHaW before engaging with the campus community.

        • Use the CDC Self-Checker for a list of symptoms and to help you make decisions about when to seek appropriate medical care.

         

        Storrs Off-Campus and Commuter Students

        Pre-Arrival Testing
        All UConn students on all five campuses were required to submit a test to the Student Health portal taken within three days of arrival on campus.  PCR or antigen tests were accepted.  Students who tested positive were directed to complete their isolation period at home.

        Arrival Testing was available on all campuses.

        Diagnostic Surveillance Testing throughout the Semester
        Students who are not fully vaccinated will be required to submit weekly surveillance tests. Unobserved self-collected testing kits will be submitted at the Rome Ballroom test drop-off area Monday - Thursday 9 am - 11 am and 1 pm - 3 pm. Students who do not submit their required testing will be subject registration holds and will be blocked from the Rec Center.

        Symptomatic Testing
        Any student who experiences symptoms of COVID-19 should seek immediate medical evaluation through SHaW before engaging with the campus community.

        • Use the CDC Self-Checker for a list of symptoms and to help you make decisions about when to seek appropriate medical care.

          Stamford Residential Students

          Pre-Arrival Testing
          All UConn students on all five campuses were required to submit a test to the Student Health portal taken within three days of arrival on campus.  PCR or antigen tests were accepted.  Students who tested positive were directed to complete their isolation period at home.

          Arrival Testing was available on all campuses.

            Exemptions

            • Residential students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 90 days prior to arrival did not need to participate in pre-arrival or arrival testing in alignment with Public Health recommendations.

            Diagnostic Surveillance Testing throughout the Semester
            Students who are not fully vaccinated will be required to submit weekly surveillance tests.

            Symptomatic Testing
            Any student who experiences symptoms of COVID-19 should seek immediate medical evaluation before engaging with the campus community.

            • Use the CDC Self-Checker for a list of symptoms and to help you make decisions about when to seek appropriate medical care.
            • Click here to find local testing options.

            Regional Off-Campus and Commuter Students

            Pre-Arrival Testing
            All UConn students on all five campuses were required to submit a test to the Student Health portal taken within three days of arrival on campus.  PCR or antigen tests were accepted.  Students who tested positive were directed to complete their isolation period at home.

            Arrival Testing was available on all campuses.

            Off-campus and commuter students, both graduate and undergraduate, for all UConn regional campuses who were approved for a medical or non-medical COVID vaccine exemption are required to participate in weekly surveillance testing.

            Hartford or Avery Point students who are living on the Storrs campus should follow the Storrs campus testing requirements.

            Regional campus weekly surveillance testing for COVID vaccination exempt students will continue throughout the Spring 2022 semester.

            Any student who tests positive should seek medical care and clearance from isolation from their local provider.

            Please see below for regional testing and contact information:

            Campus Contact Email Address Type of Vault Testing Days of Pick up/ Drop off
            Avery Point avptcovidtesting@uconn.edu Student pick-up and drop-off take home test Pick-up: Monday & Tuesday from 11:00am to 2:00pm outside of Academic Building 317

            Drop-Off: Tuesday by 2:00pm

            Hartford Campus Hartford.business_ops@uconn.edu Student pick-up and drop-off take home test Pick-up: Monday & Tuesday from 9:30am to 4:00pm at Office of Student Services

            Drop-Off: Wednesday by 2:00pm

            Stamford Campus StamfordCOVIDtesting@uconn.edu Student pick-up and drop-off take home test Pick-up: Monday & Tuesday room 201

            Drop-Off: Wednesday room 201 by 12:00pm

            Waterbury Campus Waterbury.COVIDTesting@uconn.edu Student pick-up and drop-off take home test Pick-up: Monday & Tuesday from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Student Services Suite

            Drop-Off: Wednesday by 2:00pm

            UConn Law School Jennifer.cerny@uconn.edu Student pick-up and drop-off take home test Contact Law School Student Affairs to schedule test pick-up

            UConn Law Student Affairs
            law.studentservices@uconn.edu
            860-570-5079

            All other regional campus students who wish to get tested:

             

            Symptomatic Testing
            Any student who experiences symptoms of COVID-19 should seek immediate medical evaluation and testing before engaging with the campus community.

            • Use the CDC Self-Checker for a list of symptoms and to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.
            • Click here to find local testing options.

            Diagnostic Surveillance Testing throughout the Semester for Storrs Students

            All Storrs-based students who are not fully vaccinated will be required to submit unobserved, self-collected, surveillance testing kits on a weekly basis. Students who do not submit their required testing kits will be subject to registration holds and will be blocked from the Rec Center.

            • Pick up location: Rome Ballroom- enter through entrance A side; or at SHaW- Hilda May Building
            • Drop-off location: Rome Ballroom- enter through entrance A side
            • Drop-off Dates & Times: Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 11 am and 1 pm - 3 pm

              Rome Commons Entrances for SHaW Services:

              • Surveillance Testing Kit Drop-off (A)
              • Medical Care (B)

              Test Kits Entrance

              Symptomatic Testing throughout the Semester for Storrs Students

              Any Storrs-based student who experiences symptoms of COVID-19 should seek immediate medical evaluation through SHaW before engaging with the campus community. Please call 860-486-4700 for our Advice Nurse line.

              • Use the CDC Self-Checker for a list of symptoms and to help you make decisions about when to seek appropriate medical care.

              I am a Storrs based Student, how can I be tested for COVID-19?

              Our current COVID-19 testing strategy for Storrs based students includes:

              • Weekly testing for all students who are not fully vaccinated.
              • Testing for all students who are identified as a contact of a positive or presumed positive case of COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status.
              • Testing for any symptomatic student regardless of vaccination status. Requested COVID-19 testing outside of these parameters is considered student responsibility.

              Personal COVID-19 testing requests outside of these parameters can be located/scheduled through 211ct.org.

              What happens with testing when campus is closed due to severe weather?

              When campus is closed due to severe weather:

              • If you are dropping off and picking up a self administered COVID-19 test kit at the Rome Ballroom testing drop off area, please drop off and pick up your kits any other day during that week - Monday thru Thursday from 9 am- 11 am or 1 pm - 3 pm.
              • If the inclement weather occurs on a Thursday and you were unable to participate earlier that week, drop off and pick up your kit at the Rome Ballroom on Monday the next week.
              • Please note, tests need to be collected the same day they are dropped off.
              • Symptomatic testing will remain open as an essential service during inclement weather, please call 860-486-4700 before coming in for an on-site appointment.

              Please note: If you are a Storrs student experiencing any symptoms, regardless of whether you live on or off campus, please contact the SHaW Advice Nurse at 860-486-4700. The Advice Nurse is available to Storrs students 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

              Visit Eastern Highlands Health District for local info on vaccines and testing.

              SUBMITTING PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION FAQs
              (Updated: 5/18/2022)

              How do I submit proof of my COVID-19 vaccination to SHaW?

              • Students must upload their COVID-19 vaccination records into the SHaW Patient Portal. This includes partial vaccination records.
              • Select “Document Upload” from the top menu bar.
              • Select "COVID 19 Results and Clearance" in the Document Type drop-down menu.
              • To verify compliance of your COVID-19 immunization, log into the SHaW Patient Portal and view your immunization history.

              What are the acceptable types of proof of vaccination?

              • Providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination to SHaW can include a copy of your CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Card, WHO Vaccine Booklet or documentation provided by a health care professional/organization/country.
              • All documentation must include your name, vaccine manufacturer, number of doses and date received, vaccine lot number, and site of administration.
              • All documentation must be submitted in English or accompanied by a certified translation at the student’s expense.
              • International students who have received COVID-19 vaccines not authorized by the FDA or WHO should still provide their vaccine information. However, they will not be considered fully vaccinated until they receive a full course of an FDA or WHO authorized COIVD-19 vaccine.

              What if I qualify for a medical exemption?

              • Any student seeking a medical exemption must print, complete, and upload the Medical Immunization Exemption Form to the SHaW Patient Portal. Use the SHaW Medical Immunization Exemption form and check the “Other” box and write in “COVID-19 Vaccine” on the form.
              • SHaW accepts vaccination exemptions for medical reasons only. A signed statement indicating specific medical contraindication from your medical provider is required for medical exemption.

                What if I am seeking a non-medical exemption request?

                • Non-medical exemptions are granted through the Deans of Students Office.

                What if I already have a religious exemption on file with SHaW?

                • Students who currently have a religious exemption for vaccination(s) on file with SHaW should still submit a non-medical exemption through the Dean of Students Office.

                Will UConn accept COVID-19 vaccinations from outside the U.S.?

                • Yes. The university accepts all vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Check the WHO link for up-to-date information on the status of COVID-19 vaccines.

                I have obtained a vaccine outside of the United States that is not currently authorized by the U.S. FDA or WHO. Should I report this and what can I expect?

                Yes, upload your vaccine information. Vaccination compliance will be determined on a case by case basis.

                What if I lose my vaccine documentation?

                The CDC vaccination card you received is the best means to show you have been vaccinated. Keep it in a safe place. For any additional documentation, contact the healthcare provider who administered the vaccine. Most states require that vaccine providers keep records on paper or in a database. If you’re unable to get documentation from the provider, contact your state or local board of health for assistance.

                 

                What do I do if I have a COVID-19 vaccination hold?

                Upload your vaccination information HERE.

                • This includes partial vaccination records and statements of intention to be vaccinated for students who do not have access to vaccination.
                • Medical exemptions can be submitted HERE.

                Once you have uploaded your vaccination record, please allow 24-48 hours to process the information.

                You can check your COVID-19 Vaccination status on your Student Health Portal.

                 

                ISOLATION
                (Updated: 5/18/2022)

                Isolation Instructions for Storrs Residential Students:

                Isolation is used to keep individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 away from others while they are contagious. This is a critical public health measure that prevents the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

                The isolation period lasts a minimum of 5 days from the day after of the onset of symptoms or day after a positive test for individuals who do not have any symptoms. Additional precautions following isolation are required through day 10. See below:

                Day 1 - 5:

                • Stay in your designated isolation location.
                • DO NOT enter public places including the UConn campus.
                • DO NOT attend in-person instruction.
                • DO NOT go to work.
                • DO communicate with your faculty instructors and employers.
                • DO continue with online learning.
                • DO stay connected with friends and family through virtual platforms.
                • DO spend time outside and go for walks away from other people.
                • DO wear a well-fitted mask whenever you are not in your designated isolation space.
                • DO wash your hands frequently.
                • DO reach out to the Dean of Students at DOS@uconn.edu or your Regional Campus Director for needed help and support.

                      Day 6 – 10

                      • DO wear a well-fitted mask whenever you are around others.
                      • DO attend in-person classes as long as you continue to feel well.
                      • DO wash your hands frequently.
                      • DO NOT go to public places where you cannot wear a mask.
                      • DO NOT eat in restaurants or other public spaces.
                        • If you have a meal plan, access Grab-and-Go dining only.
                          • DO NOT travel.
                          • DO NOT spend time with people who are at high risk from COVID-19.

                          Isolation Instructions for Stamford Residential Students:

                          Isolation is used to keep individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 away from others while they are contagious. This is a critical public health measure that prevents the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

                          The isolation period lasts a minimum of 5 days from the day after of the onset of symptoms or day after a positive test for individuals who do not have any symptoms. Additional precautions following isolation are required through day 10. See below:

                          Day 1 - 5:

                          • Stay in your designated isolation location.
                          • DO NOT enter public places including the UConn campus.
                          • DO NOT attend in-person instruction.
                          • DO NOT go to work.
                          • DO communicate with your faculty instructors and employers.
                          • DO continue with online learning.
                          • DO stay connected with friends and family through virtual platforms.
                          • DO spend time outside and go for walks away from other people.
                          • DO wear a well-fitted mask whenever you are not in your designated isolation space.
                          • DO wash your hands frequently.
                          • DO reach out to the Dean of Students at DOS@uconn.edu or your Regional Campus Director for needed help and support.

                                Day 6 – 10

                                • DO wear a well-fitted mask whenever you are around others.
                                • DO attend in-person classes as long as you continue to feel well.
                                • DO wash your hands frequently.
                                • DO NOT go to public places where you cannot wear a mask.
                                • DO NOT eat in restaurants or other public spaces.
                                  • If you have a meal plan, access Grab-and-Go dining only.
                                    • DO NOT travel.
                                    • DO NOT spend time with people who are at high risk from COVID-19.

                                    Isolation Instructions for Non-Residential Students

                                    Isolation is used to keep individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 away from others while they are contagious. This is a critical public health measure that prevents the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

                                    The isolation period lasts a minimum of 5 days from the day after of the onset of symptoms or day after a positive test for individuals who do not have any symptoms. Additional precautions following isolation are required through day 10. See below:

                                    Day 1 - 5:

                                    • Stay in your designated isolation location.
                                    • DO NOT enter public places including the UConn campus.
                                    • DO NOT attend in-person instruction.
                                    • DO NOT go to work.
                                    • DO communicate with your faculty instructors and employers.
                                    • DO continue with online learning.
                                    • DO stay connected with friends and family through virtual platforms.
                                    • DO spend time outside and go for walks away from other people.
                                    • DO wear a well-fitted mask whenever you are not in your designated isolation space.
                                    • DO wash your hands frequently.
                                    • DO reach out to the Dean of Students at DOS@uconn.edu or your Regional Campus Director for needed help and support.

                                          Day 6 – 10

                                          • DO wear a well-fitted mask whenever you are around others.
                                          • DO attend in-person classes as long as you continue to feel well.
                                          • DO wash your hands frequently.
                                          • DO NOT go to public places where you cannot wear a mask.
                                          • DO NOT eat in restaurants or other public spaces.
                                            • If you have a meal plan, access Grab-and-Go dining only.
                                              • DO NOT travel.
                                              • DO NOT spend time with people who are at high risk from COVID-19.

                                              COVID-19 TESTING

                                              To keep our community safe and to keep the University open, UConn is employing various methods of testing to stay on top of COVID-19 transmission, preventing outbreaks and reducing the need for large-scale residential quarantines. In addition to testing both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals, UConn is using pooled surveillance screening of both wastewater and saliva samples to identify areas of viral concentration even before individuals in those areas show symptoms or receive positive clinical tests.

                                              Visit covid-testing.uconn.edu for more information on our surveillance testing efforts.

                                              There are three types of monitoring:

                                              Wastewater Testing

                                              What: Scientists at the University continually test wastewater samples from areas all over the Storrs campus to detect the presence of SARS-Cov-2.

                                              How: Use the restrooms in your residential area as normal. No further action is required.

                                              Why: Individuals infected with SARS-Cov-2 shed viral particles in their feces even before showing symptoms, allowing us to detect where COVID-19 might be spreading. If a wastewater sample indicates the presence of the virus, we can test further in in that area to isolate cases, catching infections before they become outbreaks and keeping residence halls open.

                                              Pooled (Gargle) Testing

                                              What: Groups of 10 saliva samples are pooled together and tested for presence of the virus.

                                              How: In the comfort and privacy of your dorm room, gargle the solution in your provided test tube, spitting it back into the tube and closing it. Deposit the tube in a designated bucket once per week on a specified day.

                                              Why: If the virus is detected in a pooled sample, each individual in the pool can be clinically tested to isolate cases, catching infections before they become outbreaks and keeping residence halls open.

                                              Exception: In alignment with Public Health recommendations, students with a positive COVID-19 test result in the past 90 days will not participate in pooled testing.

                                              Individual Diagnostic Testing

                                              What: Nasal swabs are tested individually for the presence of the virus.

                                              Why: Routine, random diagnostic tests of the population help identify asymptomatic cases and isolate them before they spread, keeping residence halls open.

                                              How: Storrs students will make a testing appointment through the SHaW Patient Portal and report to the Field House at your appointment time to have a swab taken. You may receive an email from SHaW asking you to make an appointment. In addition, residential students and off-campus students with an on-campus commitment can have five self-requested clinical surveillance tests throughout the semester. Off-campus students with no on-campus commitments can have three self-requested surveillance tests in addition to any testing requested by SHaW.

                                              Exception: In alignment with Public Health recommendations, students with a positive COVID-19 test result in the past 90 days will not participate in surveillance testing.

                                              Submitting External COVID-19 Test Results

                                              All students, including those from our regional campuses, who obtain testing results outside of the UConn testing program should upload their results through the SHaW Patient Portal.

                                              • Select “Document Upload” from the top menu bar.
                                              • Select "COVID 19 Results and Clearance" in the Document Type drop-down menu.

                                              QUARANTINE
                                              (Updated: 1/20/2022)

                                              What is the difference between quarantine, and isolation?

                                              QUARANTINE keeps someone who has been exposed to the virus away from others.

                                              • Quarantine is a period of time when a student who has been exposed to the virus is directed to limit their in-person interactions with others. This period lasts a minimum of 10 days after the exposure.

                                              Day 1 - 5:

                                              • Stay in your designated quarantine location.
                                              • Monitor your health daily and submit your Daily Symptom Check.

                                              Day 6 - 10

                                                • Monitor your health daily and submit your Daily Symptom Check.
                                                • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to isolate until you know your test results.
                                                  • Wear a well-fitted mask whenever you are not in your designated quarantine space.
                                                  • Wash your hands frequently.
                                                  • Do not go to public places where you cannot wear a mask.
                                                  • Do not eat in restaurants or other public spaces.
                                                  • Do not travel.
                                                  • Do not spend time with people who are at high risk from COVID-19

                                              All students should be tested for COVID-19 during their quarantine period on day 5 or later.

                                              The quarantine period is calculated based on the timing of the exposure. Students can re-join the campus community once the quarantine period is completed. No clearance is required.  

                                              House hold contacts with on-going exposures will have a longer quarantine period.

                                               

                                              ISOLATION keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home.

                                              • Isolation is required when an individual is diagnosed with COVID-19, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic. Individuals in isolation must remove themselves from all face-to-face interactions until they are no longer infectious and are released by their medical provider.
                                              • Repeat testing is not recommended.
                                              • Students who have completed their isolation and have been medical released by their health care provider are able to return to in-person classes and activities. Students should not be compelled to provide documentation to faculty as private health information (PHI) is protected. Students are trusted to communicate their ability to attend in-person activities. 

                                              All students are strongly encouraged to have an isolation and quarantine plan.

                                              I am a close contact of someone with COVID-19 and have been told to take protective measures for 10 days after the exposure. What should I do?

                                              Recommended measures depend on vaccination status or history of COVID-19 in the past 90 days.

                                              CLICK HERE for more information.

                                              How can I Quarantine at home safely?

                                              If you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 and choose to quarantine at home, follow these precautions:

                                              • Obtain a COVID-19 test and have the result before you leave campus.
                                              • Do not use public transportation to travel home.
                                              • Ensure that you have a quarantine space in your home that is not shared by others.
                                              • Wear a mask when you are not in your designated quarantine space.
                                              • Wash your hands frequently.
                                              • Spend time outside and go for walks away from other people.
                                              • Monitor your symptoms daily and take your temperature twice a day.
                                              • Seek medical care and testing if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 during your quarantine period.

                                              Quarantine Instructions

                                              QUARANTINE keeps someone who has been exposed to the virus away from others.

                                              • Quarantine is a period of time when a student who has been exposed to the virus is directed to limit their in-person interactions with others. This period lasts a minimum of 10 days after the exposure.

                                              Day 1 - 5:

                                              • Stay in your designated quarantine location.
                                              • Monitor your health daily and submit your Daily Symptom Check.

                                              Day 6 - 10

                                              • Monitor your health daily and submit your Daily Symptom Check.
                                              • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to isolate until you know your test results.
                                                • Wear a well-fitted mask whenever you are not in your designated quarantine space.
                                                • Wash your hands frequently.
                                                • Do not go to public places where you cannot wear a mask.
                                                • Do not eat in restaurants or other public spaces.
                                                • Do not travel.
                                                • Do not spend time with people who are at high risk from COVID-19

                                                All students should be tested for COVID-19 during their quarantine period on day 5 or later.

                                                The quarantine period is calculated based on the timing of the exposure. Students can re-join the campus community once the quarantine period is completed. No clearance is required.  

                                                House hold contacts with on-going exposures will have a longer quarantine period.

                                                I have been identified as a close contact of an individual with COVID-19 and my SARS-CoV-2 vaccine status is up-to-date. Do I need to quarantine?

                                                According to CDC, individuals who are up-to-date with their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine* do not need to quarantine but should follow these preventive measures to protect themselves and others:

                                                • obtain a COVID-19 test after 5 days or more after exposure and if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19
                                                • wear a mask in doors in all public places for 10 days after exposure
                                                • monitor for COVID-19 symptoms daily for 10 days after exposure
                                                • avoid crowds
                                                • cover coughs and sneezes
                                                • wash hands often

                                                Clinical students with academic placements should defer to the guidance of their clinical site.

                                                *Up-to-date with SARS-CoV-2 vaccination means 5 months or more after their initial series of mRNA vaccine, or 2 months or more of J&J or boosted when eligible.

                                                Calculating the Start and End of Quarantine

                                                When do I start and end Quarantine?

                                                Quite simply, you should quarantine for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.

                                                See the scenarios below to determine when you can end quarantine and be around others. For all of these scenarios, even if you test negative for COVID-19 or feel healthy, you should stay home (quarantine) since symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

                                                Scenario 1: Close contact with someone who has COVID-19—will not have further close contact

                                                quarantine scenario

                                                Scenario 2: Close contact with someone who has COVID-19—live with the person but can avoid further close contact

                                                quarantine scenario

                                                Scenario 3: Under quarantine and had additional close contact with someone who has COVID-19

                                                length of quarantine scenario

                                                Scenario 4: Live with someone who has COVID-19 and cannot avoid continued close contact

                                                scenario for quarantine

                                                UPDATES & COMMUNICATIONS

                                                01-30-21 | COVID Testing Reminder for Off-campus/Commuter Students

                                                For those students who already did their reentry testing, please remember to drop off your completed Vault At Home test in the Student Union Ballroom.

                                                How to use your home based Vault testing kit:

                                                • Log in to your Vault account at COVID.VLT.CO
                                                • Register your testing kit.
                                                • Schedule your Zoom supervised self-collection appointment within 24-36 hours of drop off.
                                                • Return your completed sample within 24-36 hours to the Student Union Ballroom, Monday-Thursday between 9am-4pm  DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR KIT.
                                                • Pick-up your Vault testing kit at the SU for the following week.

                                                For those off campus Storrs students who are registered for in-person instruction or who will be regularly working or doing research on campus and have not yet submitted a re-entry test result to SHaW, go to the Student Union Ballroom, Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm, to pick up a Vault At-Home test kit.

                                                 

                                                ELLYSSA EROR, MD | she/her/hers
                                                MEDICAL DIRECTOR
                                                UCONN STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLNESS

                                                01-26-21 | National Guard Service and Testing for COVID-19

                                                Thank you for your service in the National Guard or Reserves. We recognize that you may be called to Active Duty over the next several months and we want to help make your return as safe and seamless as possible.

                                                We can offer an enhanced COVID-19 testing protocol upon your return from Active Duty with testing upon your return followed by additional testing on day 7 and after day 10. In addition, we advise a modified quarantine where you refrain from in-person social gatherings for the 14 days following your return.

                                                Please contact us if you are called for Active Duty and we will arrange for testing upon your return.

                                                Best Regards,
                                                Medical Care Staff
                                                Student Health and Wellness

                                                01-20-21 | Message to Off-campus/Commuter Students re: Spring Arrival Testing

                                                COVID Testing - Off-Campus & Commuter Students with On Campus In-Person Commitments

                                                Storrs off campus and commuter students (graduate and undergraduate) registered for in-person instruction or who will be regularly working or doing research on campus, are required to have a COVID-19 Reentry Test in January before coming to campus and weekly testing through February.

                                                Here are the details:

                                                JANUARY REENTRY TESTING DETAILS:

                                                • Testing will be available at no cost in the Student Union (SU) Ballroom (330/331 third floor) on January 25, 26, 27 & 28 from 9:00 a. m. – 4:00 p.m.
                                                • Free parking is available in the North and South parking garages 1/25-1/28. Follow the signage from the garage to the designated SU testing entrances.
                                                • Follow the same signage for accessible entrances to the SU. There will be additional signage in the building for accessible access to the 3rd
                                                • Follow the schedule below to access testing. Testing is not by appointment.
                                                  • Students unable to be tested at their designated times may access testing during any of the hours of operation if absolutely necessary.

                                                Testing Schedule - Last Name Beginning With:

                                                ABCD Monday, Jan. 25, 9:00 – 10:00 am
                                                EFGH Monday, Jan. 25, 10:00 – 11:00 am
                                                IJKL Monday, Jan. 25, 11:00 -12:00 noon
                                                MNOP Monday, Jan. 25, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
                                                QRST Monday, Jan. 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
                                                UVWX Monday, Jan. 25, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
                                                YZ Monday, Jan. 25, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
                                                MNOP Tuesday, Jan. 26, 9:00 – 10:00 am
                                                QRST Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10:00 – 11:00 am
                                                UVWX Tuesday, Jan. 26, 11:00 -12:00 noon
                                                YZ Tuesday, Jan. 26, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
                                                ABCD Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
                                                EFGH Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
                                                IJKL Tuesday, Jan. 26, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
                                                YZ Wednesday, Jan. 27, 9:00 – 10:00 am
                                                UVWX Wednesday, Jan. 27, 10:00 – 11:00 am
                                                QRST Wednesday, Jan. 27, 11:00 -12:00 noon
                                                MNOP Wednesday, Jan. 27, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
                                                IJKL Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
                                                EFGH Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
                                                ABCD Wednesday, Jan. 27, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
                                                ABCD Thursday, Jan. 28, 9:00 – 10:00 am
                                                EFGH Thursday, Jan. 28, 10:00 – 11:00 am
                                                IJKL Thursday, Jan. 28, 11:00 -12:00 noon
                                                MNOP Thursday, Jan. 28, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
                                                QRST Thursday, Jan. 28, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
                                                UVWX Thursday, Jan. 28, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
                                                YZ Thursday, Jan. 28, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

                                                FEBRUARY WEEKLY SURVEILLANCE TESTING DETAILS:

                                                • You will receive a Vault testing kit for the first week of February after you complete your re-entry testing.
                                                • Follow the instructions for this home based test.
                                                • Return the completed test February 1st – 4th: 9:00am – 4:00pm at the Student Union Ballroom.
                                                • You will receive another Vault testing kit, to be completed the following week, after you return your test.
                                                • This process will continue Monday – Thursday through the month of February.

                                                 

                                                INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOTH RE-ENTRY TESTING AND FEBRUARY WEEKLY TESTING:

                                                • Bring your UConn ID.
                                                • Do not eat anything, drink anything, chew gum or smoke for a half hour before your test.
                                                • Students who have had a positive COVID test result in the past 90 days do not need to be tested.
                                                  • Upload positive COVID testing results if you have not already done so.

                                                01-07-21 | Email to Storrs Residential Students re Pre-Arrival Testing

                                                REQUIRED: COVID-19 Testing Before Returning to UConn

                                                The University will provide a pre-arrival COVID-19 test for you. IT IS REQUIRED unless you have tested positive for COVID-19 since 11/1/2020.

                                                HOW: You will receive an email from VAULT Health with a link to order your personal test kit.

                                                WHEN: This week.

                                                WHAT TO DO:

                                                Order your test kit the day you receive your email from VAULT Health. You will need the kit to schedule your Zoom supervised sample collection with VAULT Health.

                                                DO NOT schedule your sample collection until you receive exact dates from Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) timed to your return to campus.

                                                We will inform you by email when you may begin scheduling your sample collection.

                                                Drop off the completed kit at your nearest UPS store or drop box the day you collect your sample. The results will be sent directly to SHaW.

                                                 

                                                Submitting External COVID-19 Test Results:

                                                If you have tested positive for COVID-19 (PCR or Antigen) since 11/1/2020, upload your test result through the SHaW Patient Portal if you have not already done so and do not take the Vault pre-arrival test.

                                                • Select “Document Upload” from the top menu bar.
                                                • Select "COVID 19 Results and Clearance" in the Document Type drop-down menu.

                                                 

                                                Contact Student Health and Wellness at shaw-covid@uconn.edu with any questions or concerns.

                                                Best Regards,

                                                Medical Care Staff

                                                01-05-21 | Arrival Testing Message for Students with prior COVID positive test result

                                                If you tested positive 11/1/2020 or later, you DO NOT NEED testing prior to coming to campus.

                                                Please upload a copy of your test result if you have not already done so.

                                                • Select “Document Upload” from the top menu bar.
                                                • Select "COVID 19 Results and Clearance" in the Document Type drop-down menu

                                                You will not require additional COVID-19 testing until 90 days after the date of the positive test.

                                                12-21-20 | Email to Student Athletes re: Pre-arrival Testing

                                                REQUIRED: COVID-19 Testing Before Returning to UConn

                                                The University will provide a pre-arrival COVID-19 test for you. IT IS REQUIRED.

                                                HOW: You will receive an email from VAULT Health with a link to order your personal test kit.

                                                WHEN: This week

                                                WHAT TO DO:
                                                Order your test kit the day you receive your email from VAULT Health.

                                                Once your collection kit arrives, schedule your Zoom supervised sample collection for:
                                                Monday: 12/28 or
                                                Tuesday: 12/29 or
                                                Wednesday 12/30

                                                Drop off the completed kit at your nearest UPS store or drop box the day you collect your sample.

                                                Contact Student Health and Wellness at shaw-covid@uconn.edu with any questions or concerns.

                                                Best Regards,

                                                Medical Care Staff
                                                Student Health and Wellness

                                                SPRING 2021 COVID-19 FAQs    (Updated: 3/26/2021)

                                                What are the current guidelines for out-of-state travel?

                                                I’m arriving to the U.S. from international travel, what are the requirements?

                                                I am submitting gargle samples for pooled testing every week, do I still schedule additional testing when invited by SHaW?

                                                • YES! Try to separate your individual surveillance test from your gargle sample submission by two days or more, but if you can’t that’s OK. It is better to do both tests.

                                                 

                                                How do I choose a mask or face covering and then use it correctly?

                                                • CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people. Look here for their guidance on selection and use.

                                                 

                                                How do Storrs residential students get their move-in test results?

                                                • Results are available through a CareEvolve portal, usually in less than 24 hours from receipt of the tests at Broad Institute's loading dock. Taking collection and shipping time into account, most results are available at or under a 24-hour turnaround time.
                                                • After your test on move-in day, expect an email from CareEvolve@lknotification.com. This email will contain a confirmation code and a link to the CareEvolve portal. You will need to confirm your name, birthdate, and UConn's zip code (06269). You will then fill out your profile, entering demographic information.  The Address will be your dorm name and room number, i.e. Keller 303. The exception to that is Werth Tower, where the dorm name was imported into CareEvolve as NextGen. Once you are logged in, click your test date to view your results. For a detailed presentation on this process, click here.
                                                • If you have a positive test result, it is very likely that you have COVID-19. UConn staff will reach out to you to initiate quarantine and isolation procedures to avoid spreading the virus to others. There is a very small chance that this test can give a positive result that is wrong (a false positive result). Student Health and Wellness medical staff will work with you to determine how best to care for you based on the test results, medical history, and your symptoms.
                                                • A negative test result means that the virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in your sample at the time you were tested.
                                                • Unsatisfactory/Tests Not Processed (TNP) or invalid test results indicate an error in collection or an insufficient sample. Up to 5% of tests may result in unsatisfactory/TNP samples under normal conditions.
                                                  • Common unsatisfactory/TNP results include, but are not limited to:Unsatisfactory_11: Solids are present in sample or viscosity of sample is too high to process. To prevent this, blow your nose thoroughly before collecting the sample.Unsatisfactory_12: The sample is not sufficient to process because something is wrong with the swab. Most commonly, this is because the swab is put in the tube upside-down. The correct placement of the swab is with the soft tip pointing down toward the liquid at the bottom of the tube.

                                                    Invalid: A test that seemed fine and went through the testing process, but did not indicate the presence human material, which should be present on all swabs.

                                                    In any of these situations, SHaW staff will contact you to redo your sample collection.

                                                     

                                                Will I be required to have additional testing for COVID-19 during the semester?

                                                • UConn will be doing random weekly surveillance testing of the residential student population throughout the semester on both the Storrs and Stamford campuses.
                                                • Storrs based residential students will undergo weekly pooled testing throughout the spring semester.
                                                • Storrs based off-campus students with an on-campus commitment are required to submit weekly surveillance tests through the month of February.
                                                • EXEMPTION: Students with a positive COVID-19 test in the past 90 days will not participate in additional testing.

                                                I am a student employee, what do I need to do to be ready to work in-person on campus?

                                                • Student employees working on campus will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test or provide medical clearance documentation following a positive test result. If a COVID-19 clearance is required, one will be available as a Secure Message on the SHaW patient portal.

                                                I am a Storrs Campus residential student. What happens if I have symptoms or if I test positive for COVID-19?

                                                • Storrs Campus residential students who test positive for COVID-19, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic and students who test negative but have symptoms of COVID-19, are recommended to self-isolate at home.  For those who cannot self-isolate at home, they will be placed in self-isolation in one of the dedicated reserved isolation spaces on campus.
                                                • Individuals in self-isolation must remove themselves from face-to-face interactions with others until they are recovered.  SHaW will provide telemedicine visits for Storrs students in isolation and food will be delivered by UConn Dining Services.

                                                I am a commuter or off-campus student. What happens if I have symptoms or if I test positive for COVID-19?

                                                • Storrs-based students may receive medical care and guidance through Student Health and Wellness while Regional Campus students will continue to be cared for by their primary care providers.
                                                • When possible, non-residential students should self-isolate at home.  They will be given self-isolation instructions.
                                                • SHaW will provide medical support and instructions for Storrs off-campus students who test positive or have symptoms of COVID-19 without a positive test result.

                                                I am a Graduate Assistant. As an employee, what happens if I test positive for COVID-19?

                                                GA employees who test positive for COVID-19 need to:

                                                • Email HR at hr@uconn.edu with the following information:
                                                  • Supervisor name and contact information
                                                  • Last date on campus and locations where they were

                                                I am an international student. Do I need to self-quarantine for 14 days before coming to campus or attending classes?

                                                • International students living in residential housing will be offered testing when they arrive on campus and again within 7 days of arrival. They will need to quarantine for 7 days.
                                                • International students who live off-campus will have testing available when they arrive and again within 7 days of arrival. They will need to quarantine for 7 days with this testing schedule and 10 days without testing.

                                                What is the requirement for parents/guardians or other family members arriving from states under the travel advisory during the move in process?

                                                • Parents/guardians or other family members arriving from states under the travel advisory are recommended to follow Connecticut State guidance, which includes a testing option prior to arrival.  As a reminder, please note only one individual will be allowed to assist with move in according to the guidelines at reslife.uconn.edu.

                                                What if I think I have been exposed to COVID-19?

                                                • Individuals who think they may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
                                                • UConn Storrs students my seek medical care from SHaW at the Hilda May Williams building at 234 Glenbrook Road, Storrs. Please call first! Call 860 486-4700: option #1 then #2 to speak to a health care provider before you visit.

                                                What if someone I know is diagnosed with COVID-19 and I was in contact with them?

                                                • Contact tracing identifies individuals who have been less than 6 feet away from a confirmed positive case for greater than 15 minutes over a 24 hour period.  Regional departments of public health are responsible for contact tracing.  SHaW has been designated by DPH to contact trace UConn Storrs students.
                                                • On the Storrs campus, SHaW will notify students identified through contact tracing. The Dean of Students Office will work with identified students to notify their faculty.  For the regional campuses, contact tracing will be conducted by the local departments of public health.

                                                Will I need to be tested if I am identified as a close contact through contact tracing?

                                                • UConn students identified as “close contacts” are required to quarantine for 14 days.
                                                • It is recommended that all close contacts be tested for COVID-19 during their quarantine period, ideally 5-7 days following their contact.

                                                What should I bring to campus to be prepared for COVID-19 expectations or for general self-care?

                                                • Being prepared for COVID—19 is similar to what you typically need to be prepared for campus life.  A personal, reusable thermometer is a must-have.
                                                • Additional items we recommend: 
                                                  • Travel-sized hand sanitizer
                                                  • Sanitizing wipes
                                                  • Masks/ face coverings (2 reusable masks will be provided for each student)
                                                  • Non-perishable food items and favorite snacks

                                                I am a residential student, should I have a prepared packed isolation bag?

                                                • If you are directed to self-isolate you should be prepared to remain in self-isolation for 7-10 days. Residential students should have a prepared “go bag” with the following items:  
                                                  • Thermometer 
                                                  • Academic items: Laptop, laptop charger, phone, phone charger, pens, pencils, books, notepads, backpack. 
                                                  • Clothing: Several changes of clothing, undergarments, socks, shoes. 
                                                  • Bedding: Pillow, favorite blanket or throw blanket. 
                                                  • Laundry bag or duffle bag 
                                                  • Personal hygiene items: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, glasses, contacts, contact solution, period products if applicable.
                                                  • Medications: Any prescription medications you take on a regular basis and any over-the-counter medication you might need. 
                                                  • Valuables: Student ID, wallet, purse, money. 
                                                  • Water Bottle

                                                I am a non-residential student, how should I prepare for quarantine/isolation?

                                                • If you are directed to self-quarantine you should be prepared to remain in quarantine for 14 days. Quarantine periods may extend beyond 14 days (refer to Calculating Quarantine)
                                                • If you are directed to self-isolate you should be prepared to remain in in isolation for a minimum or 10 days from the date of your positive test or the onset of symptoms.
                                                • Non-residential students are recommended to quarantine or isolate at home if they can do so safely, but may be able remain in their off-campus residence.
                                                • Students isolating in their off-campus residence should prepare to have non-perishable food supplies on hand to support their period of isolation. Community resources are also available.

                                                What do I do if I have been told to quarantine and monitor?

                                                • Remain at home for the recommended period of time except to seek medical care. This will depend on the reason or timing of the recommendation.
                                                • Monitor your health for symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
                                                • Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day to monitor for a fever (100.4◦/38◦C or higher).
                                                • If you develop symptoms, call ahead before seeking medical care, and do not use drop-in urgent care sites or other locations. You may contact Student Health and Wellness to speak to a health care provider at: 860 486-4700: option #1, then #2.
                                                • Practice good hand hygiene with frequent hand-washing.
                                                • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough and practice good cough etiquette (cough into your sleeve or elbow, not your hands).
                                                • Do not share personal items.
                                                • Decline requests from visitors during the quarantine period.
                                                • You can return to normal activities after the quarantine period is complete, there is no clearance process.
                                                • There are no recommended restrictions for other members of your household during the quarantine period as long as you continue to have no symptoms of COVID-19.

                                                What if I need to miss class due to quarantine or isolation?

                                                • Storrs students who need to miss class due to medical quarantine or isolation should email dos@uconn.edu to request support in notifying their faculty when they are unable to attend classes. Regional campus students should email the Student Services staff at their home campus to request support and faculty notification. 

                                                Can I meet with a counselor while I am in quarantine or isolation?

                                                • Student Health and Wellness will continue to offer all mental health routine and urgent care through tele-mental health throughout the fall semester.  Visit our Mental Health services page for additional information.  

                                                I have tested positive for COVID-19. Do I need to be retested?

                                                • You should not be routinely tested for COVID-19 for 90 days following your positive test.

                                                What if I have COVID-19 testing results from an outside provider?

                                                • All students, Storrs- and Regional-based, should upload all COVID testing results to the Student Health and Wellness Medical Records Department where it will be added to their medical record.
                                                • All students are exempt from COVID-19 testing for 90 days following the date of their positive test.

                                                What precautions can I take to ensure that I am doing my part to keep the campus safe?

                                                • Limit close personal contact and maintain a minimum physical distance of at least 6 feet.
                                                • Wear a mask or cloth face covering at all times when in public areas on campus - indoors, in classrooms, labs, elevators, and other common areas, as well as outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
                                                • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible.
                                                • Use hand sanitizer after interactions with people or objects if soap and water are not readily available.

                                                Is the dorm considered a “public place,” in terms of the Connecticut state form and not having to self-quarantine?

                                                • Yes, residential halls are considered "public places" and fall under the general restrictions for self-quarantine for individuals who arrive to Connecticut from states under the travel advisory. The exception is for students who are entering a residence hall as their designated self-quarantine space.

                                                General Information about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

                                                Connecticut Department of Public Health

                                                Connecticut COVID-19 Response

                                                Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

                                                COVID-19 Main Page
                                                Your Health
                                                Symptom Checker
                                                Resources for Colleges and Universities

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