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 will be open for patient care 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. beginning on Monday, Aug. 23. They can be reached at 860.768.6601.


Testing Requirement

All unvaccinated students and employees must get tested for COVID-19 once a week.

Daily Health Screenings

health screenings

All unvaccinated community members are asked to complete LiveSafe when accessing campus. Visitors, guests, and approved contractors/vendors should also complete LiveSafe when entering campus regardless of vaccination status. Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should also complete LiveSafe.  

Face Coverings

face coverings

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the campus community, we are following new CDC guidance and, at this time, are requiring masks to be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status. The CDC’s recommendations cover areas of high COVID transmission, and our region fits that criteria. Masks are not required outside, in your own personal living space, or while eating in a dining facility.

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.

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.