Human Resources COVID-19 Information

Employee Expectations

What to do if you get sick with or are exposed to the virus.

You or a family member is exposed to someone with COVID-19 or suspect to have it, you must: Vaccinated Unvaccinated

Report COVID test, symptoms, or exposure and follow any advice from contact tracers.

Eligible employees may work with their supervisor to make arrangements to work from home while on quarantine.

People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.

Quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19.

If you become ill yourself with either COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19, you must: Had Symptoms No Symptoms

Report off work by notifying your supervisor.

Report COVID test, symptoms, or exposure and follow any advice from contact tracers.

Eligible employees who do not have symptoms or severe illness may work with their supervisor to make arrangements to work from home.  If ill, use sick leave in accordance with University policies. 

You can be around others and return from isolation to campus after:

  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*

*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation​.

If you continue to have no symptoms, you can return from isolation to campus after 10 days have passed since you had a positive viral test for COVID-19.

If you develop symptoms after testing positive, You can be around others after:

  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*
*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation​.

When you can be around others after you had or likely had COVID-19

Travel limitations

Mask policies

Vaccination policy

Employee COVID-19 vaccination policy

Personal protective equipment or PPE

The University has provided disinfectant spray, face coverings (two per employee), Plexiglas barriers and gloves when appropriate. Hand sanitizer is available in common-use areas.

Ordering PPE

Personal protective equipment or PPE is available:

  • Cloth masks. Two were provided to each employee at the beginning of the fall semester. We have a supply available for employees who did not receive masks in the fall
  • Disposable masks
  • Hand sanitizer in one-liter bottles
  • Canister of D2 Alpet Disinfectant wipes
  • Disposable face shields
  • Reusable face shields
  • Food-grade plastic gloves used for cleaning
  • Nitrile gloves in SM, MED, LG, and XL (used for labs and when interacting with people, not for cleaning). Note: Gloves are in high demand and are still on backorder
  • Vinyl gloves in MED, LG and XL

When requesting PPE, please provide: 

  • How much of each PPE is needed
  • When do the items need to be delivered
  • Where should the items be delivered

Send departmental requests for the above items to Mark Beers, Campus Emergency Management Coordinator at beers1@uakron.edu

Other cleaning supplies should be requested through Physical Facilities.