UC Clermont

COVID-19 Campus Updates

The education, health and well-being of the UC Clermont College community is of utmost importance to our faculty, staff and administration. In an effort to keep the UC Clermont community informed and safe, please refer to the below information and links to resources.


UC COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

The University of Cincinnati announced Sept. 1, 2021 that it is requiring faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
 
For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit: https://www.uc.edu/publichealth/vaccine/requirement.html.

 

COVID-19 Testing on Campus

COVID PCR testing will be available weekly at UC Clermont, UC Blue Ash and UC Uptown (Clifton) for those required by the university to test weekly as well as those who have had an exposure or are symptomatic. Unvaccinated faculty, staff and students who received an approved exemption are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 screening testing.

If your COVID PCR test is conducted on a UC campus, your results will be automatically sent to the COVID Check Team. Testing on all campuses will be provided free of charge. If you choose to complete your testing off-campus, you must take a PCR test. You will be responsible for the cost of the test and reporting results to the COVID Check Team via the COVID Check app or by email at uccovidcheck@uc.edu.

At UC Clermont, testing will take place in Snyder 154. On main campus (Clifton), testing is available at the Steger Student Life Center.

Students, faculty and staff should reserve an appointment time and location for any type of testing. For those required to undergo weekly testing, you must also fill out a one-time registration form prior to your appointment time.

Information about UC’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, exemption process and FAQs are available at: uc.edu/publichealth/vaccine/requirement. Should you have any questions not covered by the FAQs, please call 513-556-2658 or email uccovidfeedback@ucmail.uc.edu. Find additional no-cost PCR testing sites at healthcollab.org/testandprotect.

Facial Coverings

Keeping with new guidance from the CDC, we will require all individuals, both fully vaccinated and those not fully vaccinated, to wear a facial covering indoors (unless you have received an exemption or accommodation; or when eating, drinking or alone in a private room). See more details on facial coverings.

For More Information

COVID-19 vaccination is available to members of the campus community through many medical providers and pharmacies, including UC Health, HealthSource and Hamilton County Health Collaborative. If you have any questions, you can contact the COVID Check Hotline at
513-558-1773 or 513-558-1772.
 
You can also contact Dr. Mona Sedrak, UC Clermont Pandemic Response Lead via email at mona.sedrak@uc.edu.  

Additional Helpful Links


Safety and Facilities Information

In implementing our campus safety plan, these safety protocols will remain in effect until further notice.

1.  Before returning to campus for the first time, all employees must successfully complete a brief online information session administered by University Health Services to ensure awareness of the CDC and ODH guidelines. The tutorial can be found on the Success Factors website

2.  Before returning to campus for the first time, all supervisors and lab leaders must complete a health safety assessment of their workplace setting. Find more information, including deadlines for completion, on the Assessment of Workplace Settings website.

3.  Before coming to campus each day, all employees must complete a self-administered wellness check based on the CDC and ODH guidelines. The wellness check can be found on the Self-Administered Wellness Check website. All employees who have symptoms that may relate to COVID-19 should use the COVID Check App to report. 

4.  All employees must wear facial coverings on campus, except while eating or alone in a private space.  

5.  All employees must adhere to social-distancing requirements.

6.  All areas must clean and sanitize their workplace settings throughout the day. These efforts will supplement cleaning and sanitizing activities that will occur after hours by our facilities staff. Specific directions can be found on the Facilities Management website.

7.  All employees must continue to abide by restrictions on travel detailed on the Travel Restrictions website.

8.  All employees who meet the CDC’s definition of individuals at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 may continue to work remotely. CDC information on risk factors is available on the CDC website. Please contact Human Resources to submit a request to work remotely due to being at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

9.  For more information on mental health resources, please check out the Human Resources website.

10.   For more information regarding safety and wellness, please check out the Safe Work Environment and Wellness Resources website.