Health Monitoring Requirements

These University guidelines and protocols will help TUC reduce the risk of virus transmission among faculty, staff, students, families, patients, visitors, and others. One of the most critical elements of achieving this goal is to identify people with suspected COVID-19 based on their symptoms or exposure status. Therefore, there are multiple scenarios in which we will ask you not to come to campus. These conditions may include:

You have tested positive for COVID-19.

You have been exposed to COVID-19 or have been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19.

You have symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Under these circumstances, you should not come to campus. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, you should consult your healthcare provider and get tested for COVID-19 if you have not already done so.

Symptom Monitoring

All employees entering the workplace must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the start of their shift. It is preferred that employees perform their symptom check prior to coming to campus rather than upon arrival to campus. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that TUC’s symptom screening process is being adhered to by their employees.

The requirement for symptom checks applies to guests, contractors, and vendors as well. TUC personnel hosting these individuals are responsible for ensuring symptom checks are completed.

Symptoms employees are required to monitor for, per the Centers for Disease Control, include the following:

  • Fever (≥ 37.8°C/100°F) (mild disease can present without fever)
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unexplained muscle aches
  • New onset cough
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (different from pre-existing allergies)
  • Severe headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

If you experience COVID-19 symptoms notify your supervisor and remain home. If you are already on campus, please go home and contact your healthcare provider. Per Solano County public health directives, you must be tested and self-isolate at home until the results of the test are available.

If you test negative for COVID-19, you may discontinue isolation and return to work when symptoms have resolved.

Access to Campus

Before entering campus buildings, all individuals (students, faculty, staff, and visitors) will complete the mandatory health screening attestation for each day.

Any individual who responds affirmatively to the health screening attestation will be advised to return home. If exposure to COVID-19 is suspected, they should contact their health care provider for evaluation and testing.

If an individual develops symptoms while on campus, the individual must leave campus. If exposure to COVID-19 is suspected, they should contact their health care provider for evaluation and testing.

If an individual has in the past 14 days tested positive for COVID-19, has been exposed to COVID-19 or has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, the individual may not enter campus until and unless they are not showing symptoms related to COVID-19 and can meet clearance criteria (see below) to return to campus.

Individuals with symptoms possibly related to COVID-19 may not enter campus. Students, faculty, or staff who come to campus, even if just to make a quick visit to pick something up, should conduct symptom monitoring every day before reporting to campus.

TUC Campus Covid-19 Attestation

By entering TUC campus, TUC Buildings and TUC areas, I hereby attest that:

I am currently free of any of the following symptoms that can indicate possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Fever (≥ 37.8°C/100°F) (mild disease can present without fever)
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unexplained muscle aches
  • New onset cough
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (different from pre-existing allergies)
  • Severe headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

I do not live with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

I have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

In the past 14 days, I have not been identified as a contact requiring self-monitoring for symptoms by a public health agency as part of “contact tracing” related to someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

My entry into the facility at this time is deemed essential.

I will remain in the facility only as long as is necessary, and I will adhere to the Healthy TUC Spring 2021 Plan, TUC’s Social Distancing Protocol, and the Campus Face Covering Guidelines, at all times while in the facility.

Covid-19 Symptom Procedure for Campus, Rotations, and Home

Covid-19 Clinical Exposure Procedure

Self-Reporting COVID-19 Diagnosis

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, TUC is enacting a University-wide policy requiring all personnel working or learning at TUC who test or have tested positive for COVID-19 at an outside facility (e.g., Kaiser, Sutter) to self-report the positive COVID-19 test result to the appropriate TUC department: TUC Human Resources (HR) for faculty and staff, and TUC Student Health Center (SHC) for students. This policy applies to personnel with current and past positive diagnoses and will supplement the cases already reported within TUC, including within HR and SHC, and enable TUC to obtain complete data about positive COVID-19 diagnoses for exposure tracing and analysis.

Self-reporting will allow TUC to provide individualized counseling on how best to manage the condition and prevent exposures to others, and to describe criteria and procedures for returning to the workplace when appropriate. For past cases, self-reporting will allow TUC to help respond to reinfections, should they occur in the future.

TUC honors the privacy of our community and has confidentiality obligations. Information will be safeguarded and used only for limited, health-related purposes, including to perform contact tracing or other activities to address employee and student safety. This information will be maintained only in the appropriate health records, separate from employee personnel files or student records. Self-reporting to supervisors or advisors is not required.

Employees of working at TUC are required to self-report the positive test result to TUC HR by calling 707-638-5807 or emailing Kathy.Lowe@tu.edu . This policy applies whether working on property owned or leased by TUC or working remotely (i.e., telecommuting), paid or unpaid.

TUC students are required to report the positive test result to TUC Student Health Center by calling 707-638-5220 or emailing Judith.Corte@tu.edu.

Non-TUC affiliates who provide services for TUC on a contract basis (e.g., on-site vendors) are required, to disclose the results of a positive COVID-19 test to their TUC POC for reporting to TUC HR.

Touro will cooperate and support the Solano County Department of Public Health in their contact tracing efforts following any positive test. If a faculty, staff, or student who has been on campus is confirmed to have a COVID-19 infection, persons who were in contact with that individual will be notified by Student Health (students) or HR (employees).

Management of Confirmed COVID-19 Case on Campus

TUC will follow best practices deployed before shelter-in-place ordinances. These plans include sending everyone in that location home, deep cleaning the building, tracing exposure, required self-isolation for 14 days of at-risk or positive employees, etc.

For any employees that may have been exposed but are asymptomatic, TUC will follow the CDC guidelines-allowing the employee to return to work after 14-day self-quarantine, but requiring they wear a mask and gloves for at least two additional weeks. Employee must be symptom-free before ceasing to wear gloves. TUC will be following CDC updates for any changes to guidance.

Clearance Criteria to Return to Campus

Status Group Clearance Criteria
Diagnosis COVID-19 positive + Symptoms 5 days after recovery with no fever AND Improvement in acute  respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) AND 10 days after symptoms begin
COVID-19 positive + no symptoms 10 days after date of positive test
Possible Exposure Possible exposure + symptoms 14 days after exposure date
Possible exposure + no symptoms 14 days after exposure date
No Known Exposure No known exposure + symptoms After recovery (symptoms are gone)

Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have had symptoms may not return to campus until (1) 5 days have passed after recovery with no fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications), (2) acute respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved, and (3) 10 days have passed after the first symptoms appeared.

Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and did not have any symptoms may not return to campus until 10 days have passed since the date of the positive test.

Individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19 (e.g., had contact for 15 minutes or more cumulative within six feet of someone with COVID-19) may not return to campus until 14 days after the exposure date.

Individuals with symptoms who have no known exposure may not return to campus until after symptoms are gone.