COVID-19 Employee Resources
Important human resources information for University of Hartford employees will be added to this page throughout the duration of the pandemic.
Employee COVID-19 Procedures
reporting your case
- Notify your supervisor, and report your case to the COVID Response Team by filling out the Livesafe app or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Stay home
- Notify your close contacts, both in and outside the University, of your positive test. Formal contact tracing and notification of close contacts will no longer take place via the COVID Response Team. We ask that you notify your close contacts so that they can take appropriate action.
- If you are unable to complete your job remotely or are feeling so ill that you are unable to work, contact HRD immediately. Faculty members should contact their department chair and collegiate dean.
The length of isolation will be five days from symptom onset or from the date of your positive test if no symptoms are present. A negative test is NOT required to return to campus.
You will be required to wear a mask for an additional five days when in the presence of others. This five days is in addition to the isolation period.
If you are notified that you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, we ask that you follow CDC guidance based on your own vaccination status. CDC guidance for what to do if you have been exposed to COVID-19 can be found here.
- Immediately schedule/perform a COVID test
- Do not report to campus
- Notify your department chair, dean, or supervisor if you are going to need to work remotely or are unable to work while awaiting a test
- If test your test is negative, you can return to work in person
- If your test is positive, report through Livesafe
- If new symptoms emerge or existing symptoms worsen, a new test may be needed, start at step 1
Employee Vaccine Requirement
For the 2022–23 academic year, COVID vaccinations and boosters are strongly recommended, but not required, for University of Hartford students, faculty, and staff.
This decision from UHart's COVID Steering Committee comes after much thoughtful discussion, the continued monitoring of public health conditions locally and beyond, and consultation with our state, education, and health care partners. The State Department of Public Health has opted not to add the COVID vaccine to its list of required vaccinations for schooling, including K–12, and Connecticut state colleges and universities are not requiring vaccination.
Vaccine status does not need to be updated with the University at this time.
Technology Resources for Employees
The University of Hartford continues to add technology resources, user guidelines, and best practices to assist faculty and staff working remotely.
Employee Assistance Program
We have temporarily extended the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) coverage with The Lexington Group from 6 to 8 counseling sessions. We are especially mindful that as we come together to confront the challenges placed upon us by COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees is paramount. The Lexington Group is available 24/7 for help with any personal problem.
You can contact The Lexington Group for counseling relating to depression, and/or stress surrounding the current pandemic.
Contact The Lexington Group
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Health and Wellness Resources
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