All employees, including student employees, are required to conduct daily self-screening before coming to campus. If you have COVID-like symptoms beyond your normal baseline, do not report to work and call your healthcare provider, go to the TestIowa site to determine eligibility to be tested or contact the Student Health Clinic at 319-273-2009 to discuss testing options.
On September 28, 2020, the Iowa Department of Public Health updated their guidance as it relates to close contact. Individuals will no longer need to quarantine if a face covering was consistently and correctly worn by both individuals during exposure. This guidance excludes those who only wore a face shield.
You should not report to work if you’ve been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with someone who tested positive AND at least one of you was not properly wearing a mask, if you have had symptoms of COVID-19 and you’re awaiting your own COVID-19 test results, or if you’ve received confirmation of a positive COVID-19 test result. The close contact period includes the 48 hours prior to experiencing symptoms (or getting tested if asymptomatic) until the individual that tests positive self-isolates. If you need to be away from campus for any of these reasons, contact your supervisor to see if you can continue to work remotely, or if you need to take COVID-related leave. You should complete the Panther Health & Leaves Request Survey in any of these cases.
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 and believe you have been exposed on the job you should contact your supervisor and complete a First Report of Injury (FROI) form (online form password is 'froi'). The FROI will be reviewed and, depending on the incident details, may be evaluated by the state’s third-party administrator to determine whether the claim meets the criteria to be classified as workers’ compensation. For additional information or questions about workers’ compensation, contact HRS at email@example.com or 319-273-2422 and/or review the UNI Workers' Compensation supporting web page.
Please follow your departmental protocol for reporting off work.
For more information about leaves, refer to the COVID-19 Temporary Leave Flowchart.