Students and employees must perform daily health checks before coming to campus.
Before you leave your home for campus, you should complete a symptom check, including temperature with a personal thermometer.
As an additional service, touchless temperature scanning kiosks are available across campus. If your temperature is high, information at the kiosk will guide you.
If students fall ill, Student Health Services will perform COVID-19 testing for people exhibiting symptoms at the discretion of the campus medical provider. Students will need a scheduled appointment with Health Services.
All students and employees will be asked to carefully monitor their health and self-quarantine when they feel ill or after extensive travel. If you travel from a state reporting 15% or higher positive test rates for COVID-19, self-quarantine is required.
Updated February 2021
We are expanding our contact tracing. If the University becomes aware that you or a contact of yours tested positive for COVID, this is what will occur.
Staff who work for The University of Akron Contact Tracing Collaborative will use calls, texts and email to make notifications.
Check-in communication: Those who have been instructed to quarantine or isolate through the contact tracing process will receive either a phone call or daily check-in email. The subject line will be REMINDER – Action Required: COVID-19 Check-in form for x/xx/2021.
You may get contacted twice and you should respond to both. Here’s why: The collaborative shares information with Summit County Public Health, but it stops tracing when contacts are not affiliated with UA. The public health department will also contact cases for a similar interview that will be more extensive. Please respond to both inquiries.
If you are uncertain about a communication you receive and wish to verify the message, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be glad to help you.
Thank you for doing your part to keep our campus healthy.