COVID-19 Information for New Academic Year
As you know, COVID-19 is still a concern we must all contend with, even as we enjoy an autumn that is reminiscent of our pre-pandemic years. We want to remind you of these precautions as we work to Keep Hawks Healthy:
Receive a vaccination or booster. Health Services will be holding free COVID-19 vaccination clinics Monday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for students, faculty, and staff. A registration link will be posted in UNotes in early November.
Take a COVID-19 test if you feel ill. Tests are available free of charge by appointment by calling Health Services at 860.768.6601.
Report your case to the COVID-19 Response Team if you test positive by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive individualized care instructions and must isolate off campus.
As it is also flu season, you’re highly encouraged to be vaccinated for the flu.
If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19 on campus, this dashboard is a helpful tool that tracks cases from tests conducted in Health Services, as well as other positive test results that have been reported. The dashboard is updated every Tuesday, or more frequently if there is a dramatic rise in activity.
Students who test positive must isolate off campus and will receive guidance from the COVID-19 Response Team.
As anticipated, the University saw a small uptick in cases at the beginning of the semester, just as surrounding communities did when school was back in session. However, no decisive trends emerged within any one program, residence hall, or other group. Reported cases within our community have since declined significantly.
The University of Hartford will further monitor the health status of the campus and local community and make adjustments to our protocols and policies as needed. The safety of our students and employees remains our biggest priority.
Thank you for your continued cooperation in this matter. When we prioritize our health, we can continue enjoying all that’s to come in the next few weeks and months, together.