The University of Hartford is committed to keeping Hawks Healthy and providing clear information as it pertains to COVID-19 protocol and updates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Health and Safety
Masks are optional in most University facilities and settings. Some members of our campus community may feel most comfortable wearing a mask and may continue to do so. Please be respectful of everyone’s choices as they determine what is best for them. The University of Hartford is committed to maintaining a productive, inclusive, and equitable community, and discrimination and other conduct that is inconsistent with our values will not be tolerated.
Masks are still required any time a community member has been directed to wear one by Health Services or the COVID-19 Response Team. Existing isolation protocols will continue in line with CDC guidance: Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 must isolate for at least five days after symptom onset. For days five through 10, masking is still required even once an individual is released from isolation.
MONITOR FOR SYMPTOMS
Be aware of the following symptoms:
- Fever (100.4° or higher) or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
If you experience these symptoms, please call Health Services at 860.768.6601. You may also send an email to email@example.com with additional questions.
Vaccines and Boosters
COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are strongly recommended, but not required, for University of Hartford students, faculty, and staff. Vaccine status does not need to be updated with the University at this time.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you should notify your supervisor, and report your case to the COVID Response Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of the COVID Response Team will call you to discuss your symptoms and provide you with your official dates for isolation. The University will follow current CDC guidance. 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. However, 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.
In addition, you should plan to 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 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 can be found here.
Quarantine and Isolation
The University follows current CDC isolation and quarantine guidance.
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. However, 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 a residential student who must quarantine or isolate, we ask that you must return home for that period. If that is impossible due to distance, vulnerable family members at your residence, or other reasons, we will work with you to isolate or quarantine on campus, but there is limited space available.
Residential Life Information
The guest number of guest allowed in a room depends on your current housing unit designation. With overall safety in mind, there is a limit to the number of people allowed in each housing unit on campus. Unit capacity is two (2) times the unit occupancy.
Campus Life and Events
No, there are currently no restrictions to in-person events or club meetings. Please see UHart Hub for a complete schedule and information of upcoming events.
Students are also encouraged to follow the University of Hartford social channels to see more information about pop-up events throughout the year.
The University is looking forward to welcoming external guests safely to campus for events and programming. Guests are now permitted in the Residential Halls. Detailed information has been posted on our guest policy webpage.
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