Keeping Hawks Healthy

Read the latest updates on UHart's response to COVID-19:

Health & Safety Guidelines

The University of Hartford has taken a phased approach to a complex and evolving situation, being thoughtful and informed in our analysis and decision making. Above all, we are working together to act in the best interest of the safety and well-being of our entire campus community. 

See the below policies and guidelines to Keeping Hawks Healthy.

Testing Requirement

Health Services
  • Hours: Monday—Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Phone: 860.768.6601
  • Fax Number: 860.768.5140
  • Contact GoHealth Urgent Care at 860.200.7701 after hours.

Beginning the week of Sept. 21, we will select at least 20 to 25 percent of residential students for asymptomatic testing, up from 5 to 10 percent. We will also begin to include other student populations in our testing.

If you are selected, you will be notified by email. This test is not optional. You must report to the on-campus testing site as instructed. This test will be administered at no cost to you.

Health Services offers testing for students who are ill. If you have symptoms, or receive a positive result from an off-campus test, please contact Health Services right away.

Daily Health Screenings

health screenings

All students, employees, and visitors will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening survey on our LiveSafe app before arriving to campus for the day, or, if you live on campus, before going to class.

If you feel sick after completing your screening, you should contact Health Services. If you get a test off campus and it is positive, please report to Health Services.

Face Coverings

face coverings

In order to help ensure the health and safety of the UHart campus community and the public from the spread of COVID-19, all students, employees, and visitors are required to wear face coverings when in public. This means when you are not in your personal living space, including in the classroom, you must wear a face covering.

The University will provide all students, faculty, and staff one washable UHart mask (please bring more with you when you arrive on campus), and has implemented a face coverings policy. Appropriate use of face masks or coverings is critical in minimizing risks to others near you. If, due to a medical condition, you are unable to wear a mask, please contact Access-Ability Services.

Need a Mask?

Boxes of masks can be picked up by appointment at Procurement in the facilities building. Please email Individual masks can also be picked up at multiple locations. See details.

Social Distancing

social distance

Maintaining space between yourself and others is one of the best ways to avoid being exposed to the COVID-19 virus and to slow its spread. There have been cases of people being diagnosed with COVID-19 despite not having symptoms, so social distance is important all of the time, not just if you feel sick. While on campus, stay six feet away from one another.

Washing Hands & Other Personal Hygiene

washing hands

The following guidelines should be maintained to help keep you and others healthy:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces.
  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw any used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
  • Avoid touching your face.

Cleaning & Disinfecting

cleaning procedures

Our Facilities team will be engaging in more frequent and robust cleaning protocols. In addition, we are asking all students, faculty and staff to help with our cleaning efforts by routinely cleaning and disinfecting your personal living and working.

Health Advice

stay home when sick

Working with Health Services and Hartford HealthCare, our on campus health provider, we have multiple safety precautions in place to keep our community healthy. However, if you are concerned you may have COVID-19, we have provided resources and advice if you become ill. 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, older adults and those with underlying medical conditions, are especially vulnerable. By visiting UHart you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.