Health & Safety Guidelines

Public Safety
  • 24-hour Emergency: 860.768.7777
  • Routine: 860.768.7985

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.


Health Services is closed for the summer and will reopen for patient care on August 16, 2021. There will be administrative staff returning phone messages throughout the summer.

Summer Care

We are partnered with Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care to offer care over the summer. Please visit Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care in West Hartford’s Bishops Corner, just 2.5 miles from campus or schedule a Virtual Visit.

  • Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and
  • Saturday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 860.200.7701
  • Walk in or save your spot online at

Testing Requirement

All students living on campus this summer must either be fully vaccinated or get tested for COVID-19 once a week.

Daily Health Screenings

health screenings

All students, employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, 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. Residential students are required to fill out the survey every day. Proof of the Daily Health Screening is also required to enter University Commons.


Face Coverings

face coverings

While we recognize that guidelines continue to evolve, in order to maintain the safety and well-being of our guests and staff, the University will still require everyone on campus to wear masks when in public. This means when you are not in your personal living space, including in the classroom, you must wear a face covering.

If, due to a medical condition, you are unable to wear a mask, please contact Access-Ability Services.

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.

Although guidance is evolving, even if you have been vaccinated, you must still practice social distancing until further notice.

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 engages in 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.