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 
  • 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

Effective for the 2021–2022 Academic Year, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated. In addition, faculty and staff must show proof of a booster within seven days of eligibility.

Eligibility is defined as:

  • Five months after your Pfizer series or Moderna vaccination series
  • Two months after a J&J vaccination
  • If you are not yet eligible, you must receive your booster as soon as you are eligible and submit documentation within seven days.

(Fully remote faculty who only teach online programs do not need to upload their cards.)


  • Please click here to upload your vaccine card.
  • Log in using your email username (without the and your email password.
  • You can also log in via Self-Service Center
    • Go to the “Employee” Tab
    • The last option on the page says “upload COVID Vaccine Card”
    • Then Log in using your email username (without the and your email password
  • This short video will demonstrate how to upload your vaccine card.
  • Please note that Health Portal is a secure University of Hartford owned site, operated by Health Services. Although Hartford Healthcare is our Health Services provider, PyraMed is University owned and on our internal server. This is not linked to your other medical records or MyChart accounts. All personal health information is secure.

Contact ITS by:

  • Visiting CC 117
  • Calling ext. 4357
  • Emailing
  • Do no share any health information—this is strictly a technical support center
    *Please do not contact Health Services unless it concerns the vaccine or questions about its efficacy. They cannot troubleshoot technical issues.

New employees can apply for an exemption by contacting

Technology Resources for Employees

ITS Assistance

Information Technology Services will remain open and can help with the transition to remote work.

Need assistance? Make an appointment. 

The University of Hartford continues to add technology resources, user guidelines, and best practices to assist faculty and staff working remotely. 

Resources include:
  • Voicemail forwarding
  • How to access your desktop from home
  • Out-of-office email guidelines
  • Web conferencing tools

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
Referral Services
  • Financial 
  • Community Resources 
  • Legal 
  • Child Care 
  • Local Department of Public Health Coronavirus Resources

Health and Wellness Resources

Make Your Home Desk Ergonomically Correct and Comfortable

As you settle in to remote working, make sure your work space is set up to not cause you pain. Watch a helpful video.