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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Report COVID symptoms

Students, please call the Health Center 972-721-5322 and complete this form.
Employees with symptoms should complete this form.

Covid-19 Protocols Fall 2022

In accordance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s guidance of August 11, 2022, the University of Dallas has adopted the following protocols.

COVID-19 Medical Management and Containment

  • COVID-19 vaccinations:
    • The University recognizes that vaccines have been effective in limiting the severity of COVID symptoms and preventing hospitalizations. We trust individuals and families to assess their own circumstances and level of COVID risk, and make decisions about mitigating that risk accordingly.
  • Masks:
    • At this time, masks are not required indoors or outdoors.
  • Other health protocols:
    • The University will maintain the following protocols: 1) encouraging good personal hygiene practices, such as frequent hand-washing; 2) self-monitoring for COVID symptoms; and 3) encouraging employees to submit an employee COVID-19 reporting form if the employee has a positive COVID-19 test result.
    • Quarantine: If a student or employee is exposed to COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status, no quarantine is required. Rather, the exposed individual is encouraged to wear a mask for ten (10) calendar days. There is no requirement to report COVID-19 exposure to the university.
    • Isolation: If a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, the individual should stay home for at least five (5) calendar days and wear a mask when it is necessary to be around others at home or in public. If after 5 calendar days the individual is fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and symptoms are improving, or there never were symptoms, the individual may end isolation. Residential students with concerns should contact the Dean of Students, Dr. Greg Roper, roper@aconcaguathemap.com. Class absences for students with COVID-19 shall be excused absences. Students who self-report only, without providing documentation, are not entitled to their class absences being excused. If allowed by the instructor’s course policy, students can share their external provider's positive test documentation with the professor in order to receive excused class absences. If Student Health Services administers a test to an undergraduate which comes out positive, or reviews and approves the external provider’s positive test documentation, they will notify the Constantin Dean's Office, which will notify the professors that these absences are excused. It is also worth noting that students and staff who are planning to participate in the Rome program this coming academic year should consider Rome Director Peter Hatlie’s most recent guidance letter as the Italian government and European Union have unique COVID-19 requirements.
    • Regardless of when you end isolation, avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 until at least day 11.
    • You should wear a high-quality mask through day 10.
  • COVID-19 testing:
    • The University will provide testing services for students who may have contracted COVID-19.
    • The University will not engage in systematic or random screening COVID-19 testing.
  • Health Center services:
    • The Health Center will continue to provide health services for all UD students.
  • Accommodations for high-risk individuals:
    • Individuals in a high-risk health category may contact the Office of Student Affairs (for students) or the Office of Human Resources (for faculty and staff) to discuss options for accommodation.

Campus Communications

  • Email and website communications:
    • The University will provide email and website communications regarding the incidence of positive COVID-19 cases on campus to the University community.
  • In general:
    • Should any member of the University community have any questions or concerns related to the University COVID-19 policies and procedures, please contact the appropriate person listed here:

Health and Hygiene

  • Daily health monitoring: All members of the University community are encouraged to monitor their health condition every day by evaluating whether they have COVID-19 symptoms, such as those recognized by the CDC:
    • fever or chills,
    • cough,
    • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
    • fatigue,
    • muscle or body aches,
    • headache,
    • new loss of taste or smell,
    • sore throat,
    • congestion or runny nose,
    • nausea or vomiting,
    • diarrhea
  • Water fountains: Drinking fountains are safe to use as long as you do not physically touch any fixture on them with bare skin. Use a cloth or towel, but not your bare hand to activate the fountain. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their own water in reusable bottles to minimize the use of water dispensers and minimize waste.
  • Travel policy: University-sponsored travel is permitted, in accordance with pre-COVID practice and policy.
  • Hand-washing: All members of the UD community are encouraged to wash their hands under running water whenever possible for at least 20 seconds.
  • Coughing etiquette: Cough away from people and into a tissue or your elbow.

Athletics

The University will adhere to Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) and NCAA Competition Guidelines. Each school is to confirm their teams』 readiness for competition.

Events on Campus/Visitors

Events will take place in accordance with pre-COVID policy and practice.