In accordance with CDC and State Department of Public Health guidance, as of April 13, 2023, masks are now optional in all campus spaces, including classrooms. Per Hartford HealthCare policy, masks are also optional in the Health Center and up to the discretion of clinical staff.
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.
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. At this time, CDC recommendations are for people to protect themselves by wearing a mask if they have concerns, are at high risk for serious illness, are immunocompromised, or live with someone with those conditions. The campus community may also wish to consult guidelines for professional associations related to their field of study to inform their personal decisions.
While there are currently no formal accommodations related to COVID-19, staff and faculty can contact Human Resources to request appropriate medical accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students can contact Suzanne McNeil.
University of Hartford community members are also encouraged to receive a COVID-19 booster. Booster clinics will be scheduled periodically, for students, faculty, and staff. More information on scheduling and appointments can be found here. You do not need to provide insurance information to receive a booster.