COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Faculty and Staff
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Red X on your Daily Health Screening? Here’s what to do:
Follow the instructions below to determine your next steps. If you need assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 512.863.1435 .
1) Go to the CDC’s Symptoms of Coronavirus page.
2) Once on the CDC page, click the Coronavirus Self-Checker button, illustrated below:
This will run the CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker, an interactive application that will ask you a series of questions about your symptoms and provide you with guidance on what to do next.
3) If the Coronavirus Self-Checker instructs you to seek medical attention, please follow the recommendations and then notify the Office of Human Resources at 512.863.1435 for additional information.
You’ve tested positive for COVID-19? Here’s what to do:
1) Contact your healthcare provider, particularly if you (or someone in your household) have underlying health conditions.
2) Immediately self-isolate in accordance with the then-published CDC guidance for self-isolation, which currently states: “10 days since symptoms first appeared and 24-hours without fever without fever-reducing medications and COVID-19 symptoms have improved.”
3) Inform your Department Chair/Dean of the Faculty (for faculty members) or Supervisor (for staff members) to alert them of your anticipated absence from work (it is not required to disclose the reason), and, if applicable, discuss whether they approve you to teach/work remotely during your absence.
4) Remain at home or go home.
5) Contact the Human Resources department to confidentially discuss your situation.
7) Keep in contact with the HR department during the isolation period. The University requires a written release from the faculty/staff member’s health care provider (or county health agency, or similar health authority) prior to returning to work on campus.
Potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19? Here’s what to do:
STOP!! ARE YOU FULLY VACCINATED?
If you are fully vaccinated, you DO NOT need to self-quarantine for 14 days (please inform HR and your supervisor or the Dean of the Faculty), BUT you are required to get a COVID-19 test three to five days after the potential exposure date. You will need to coordinate with HR to get registered and scheduled for the on-site weekly COVID-19 testing being conducted by Community Labs.
If you begin to have symptoms, please refer to the section above “You’ve tested positive for COVID-19? Here’s what to do:” for guidance.
If you’ve been in contact with someone outside of the campus community who tested positive, please follow these steps and contact the Human Resources Office:
1) Determine if you are a “close contact.” The CDC guidance regarding “close contact” is as follows:
“Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.”
2) If you ARE a “close contact,” you should:
- Immediately begin a 14-day self-quarantine.
- Inform your Department Chair/Dean of the Faculty (for faculty members) or Supervisor (for staff members) to alert them of your anticipated absence from work (it is not required to disclose the reason), and, if applicable, discuss whether they approve you to teach/work remotely during your absence.
- Remain at home or go home.
- Contact the Human Resources department to confidentially discuss your situation.
- Complete the Daily Health Check each day of your quarantine period, and, if you are symptomatic in any way, complete the CDC’s Self-Checker .
- Keep in contact with the HR department during the quarantine period and if you remain asymptomatic, HR will clear you to return to work and will inform your Department Chair/Dean of the Faculty or Supervisor.
3) If you are NOT a “close contact,” you do not need to self-quarantine, but should continue to complete your Daily Health Screening to watch for symptoms.
- Fall 2021: FAQ’s for Faculty and Staff - Additional Information
- Fall 2021: FAQ’s for Faculty and Staff
- Need to contact one of the SU Group Health Benefit insurance providers?
- Want information about the Employee Assistance Program?
- What you can do to control your COVID-19 symptoms at home:
- Affected by COVID-19 in Williamson County?
Links to health departments of local area counties and counties of major Texas cities:
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Georgetown, Round Rock
- San Antonio
- Fort Worth