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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates

Return to Work Guidance

This page will serve as a resource for employees as they navigate ongoing changes to COVID-19 requirements as they relate to employment at UNC. For more specific questions, please reach out to Human Resources at human.resources@unco.edu or at 970-351-2718. 

For more information on efforts related to the pandemic, please visit UNC's COVID-19 Updates page


Bears Mask UP


UNC has returned to
requiring masks covering the nose and mouth in public indoor spaces. Visit the Mask Update page for more information. 


Current Campus Protocols

  • Employee Capacity
    • 100% Employee Capacity
    • Return to normal WFH policies
  • Classroom Instruction
    • 100% Capacity
    • No Social Distancing (UNC will continue to monitor CDC guidelines)
    • Masks required inside classrooms
  • Events
    • UNC Hosted - Full Capacity
    • Community - Full Capacity
    • In-person Meetings - Permitted
  • Safety Protocols
    • Face Coverings - Required Indoors (see Mask Update for full details)
    • Cleaning Protocols - Routine cleaning including daily high touch areas
    • Hand Wipes/Hand Sanitizer Provided
    • Social Distancing - No Requirements
    • Furniture Setup - No Requirements
    • Business Travel - Domestic Travel allowed. International considered on case-by-case basis
    • COVID Testing - Continued Availability for Employees (at Bishop-Lehr)
    • On Campus Mail Delivery - Normal Service
  • COVID-19 Procedures
    Continue to scroll to the bottom of this page for specific protocols related to reporting, isolation, and quarantine. 

Quick Links

Vaccines

EMPLOYEE IMMUNIZATION AFFIDAVIT

For more information, please visit UNC's Vaccine Policy page

COVID-19 Reporting

Have an employee who has tested positive for COVID-19?

REPORT A COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE, SYMPTOMATIC or EXPOSURE CASE

CDPHE Guidelines

Stay up-to-date on Colorado's guidelines for business operations, including cleaning & social distancing. 

CDPHE SITE

UNC Computer

Flexible Work

While most employees will return to campus, UNC recognizes the need for flexible work options. Please visit the Flexible Work page for more information and resources. 

UNC's FLEXIBLE WORK PAGE

Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL)

After January 1 2021, if you are unable to return to work for one of the following reasons:

    1. Needing to self-isolate because the employee is diagnosed or experiencing symptoms of the communicable disease;
    2. Seeking or obtaining medical diagnosis, care or treatment, preventative care, or care of such illness;
    3. Being exposed to, or experiencing symptoms of, such illness;
    4. Being unable to work due to health condition that may increase susceptibility or risk of such illness (see page nine).
    5. Caring for a child or other family member for reasons one, two, or three above, or whose school childcare provider, or other provider is either unavailable, closed, or providing remote instruction due to the public health emergency.


Complete the following steps:

    1. Complete the PHEL Request for Leave form.
    2. Submit the request to your supervisor.
    3. Your supervisor will send the form to HR for review and approval.
    4. You will be notified if your request is not approved.

PHEL REQUEST FORM

UNC's COVID-19 Procedures

I've been vaccinated:

  • COVID-19 Report Form

    When an employee has symptoms*, or has received a positive COVID-19 test, or has been exposed to a person testing positive for COVID-19, employees must submit a COVID-19 Report form. 

  • COVID-19 Symptoms

    *Symptoms

    • fever (100.4 F or above)
    • cough
    • sore throat
    • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
    • chills
    • muscle or body aches
    • new loss of taste or smell
    • fatigue
    • headache
    • congestion or runny nose
    • nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
  • If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)

    Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

    • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should isolate (stay home) for at least 5 days.
    • If you have no symptoms, or your symptoms are improving and you do not have a fever after 5 days,
      • You may leave isolation.
      • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
    • If you still have a fever or your symptoms haven’t improved after 5 days, you should be in isolation (stay away from others) until:
      • You have had no fever for at least 24 hours (without using medicine that reduces fevers)
        AND
      • Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved).
    • If you had no symptoms when you tested positive but developed symptoms AFTER your test, you should continue to isolate for at least 5 days after your symptoms started and are improving as described above.
  • If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)

    If you:

    Have been boosted
    OR
    Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months
    OR
    Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

    *If you have not received the latest booster, please see the section below for quarantine protocols.

    • You do not need to quarantine (stay home)
    • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
    • Get tested 5 days after exposure or immediately if symptoms develop

    If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

I have not been vaccinated:

  • COVID-19 Report Form

     When an employee has symptoms*, or has received a positive COVID-19 test, or has been exposed to a person testing positive for COVID-19, employees must submit a COVID-19 Report form. 

  • COVID-19 Symptoms

    *Symptoms

    • fever (100.4 F or above)
    • cough
    • sore throat
    • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
    • chills
    • muscle or body aches
    • new loss of taste or smell
    • fatigue
    • headache
    • congestion or runny nose
    • nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
  • If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)

    Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

    • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should isolate (stay home) for at least 5 days.
    • If you have no symptoms, or your symptoms are improving and you do not have a fever after 5 days,
      • You may leave isolation.
      • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
    • If you still have a fever or your symptoms haven’t improved after 5 days, you should be in isolation (stay away from others) until:
      • You have had no fever for at least 24 hours (without using medicine that reduces fevers)
        AND
      • Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved).
    • If you had no symptoms when you tested positive but developed symptoms AFTER your test, you should continue to isolate for at least 5 days after your symptoms started and are improving as described above.
  • If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)

    If you:

    Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted
    OR
    Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted
    OR
    Are unvaccinated

    • Stay home for 5 days (quarantine) after exposure
    • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
    • Get tested on day 5 or immediately if symptoms develop.

    If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home

State Vehicle Guidelines

If driver/passengers are using state vehicles, the following guidelines shall be followed:

  • Health Screening
    • Driver/Passenger who have COVID-19 symptoms shall not be allowed to operate or ride in any vehicle for UNC purposes and should leave campus to self-quarantine, contact his/her supervisor immediately and submit a report.
  • Capacity/Usage
    • Masks are required when more than one person is in a university vehicle
    • Vehicles are allowed to have 100% capacity
  • Utility Cars

    Normal Operations

  • Vehicle Cleaning
    • Vehicles rented specifically from UNC Rental Fleet at Parsons Hall shall be cleaned/sanitized by Transportation Services personnel after each use.

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UNC Updates

For more information on efforts related to the pandemic, please visit UNC's COVID-19 Updates page. 

COVID-19 Updates Page