COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Scenarios and Guidance for University of Oregon Employees

This guidance was created in consultation with Lane County Public Health and may be updated as we receive updated guidance. Questions about this guidance or about what to do with an employee who may be exhibiting symptoms when on campus should be sent to uoelr@uoregon.edu.

COVID-19 Scenarios and Guidance for University of Oregon Employees

Scenario Can I come to work on campus? Who do I notify at the university? When can I return to work on campus?

Should I seek medical treatment and/or be tested?

I have one or more cold-like symptoms but have not been tested for COVID-19.

Symptoms include: fever, dry cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, chest tightness, soreness/achiness, nausea, diarrhea, or fatigue.

No

If the university previously authorized you to work remotely, and you are healthy enough to do so, then you may work from home while self-isolating

Call your immediate supervisor and email Human Resources at:

uoelr@uoregon.edu

You can end self-isolation and return to work 72 hours after your fever is gone and your symptoms, including cough, resolve without the use of medication.

If you are not experiencing severe symptoms that require medical attention, please isolate at home.

If you have questions, please call Lane County Public Health (541-682-1380) or visit the LCPH and CDC websites for guidance on whether to consult your doctor.

Please call your medical provider if you have any symptoms that are concerning to you.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency then call 911.

I tested positive for COVID-19.

You have been tested by your doctor and are informed you tested positive for COVID-19.

No

If you test positive then you will be subject to self-isolation and monitored by Lane CountyPublic Health.

If the university previously authorized you to work remotely, and you are healthy enough to do so, then you may work from home while self-isolating.*

Call your immediate supervisor and email Human Resources at:

uoelr@uoregon.edu

Return to work on-campus will be determined by Lane County Public Health.

If you have been tested then you are under the care of a healthcare provider and they will manage your health needs.

Please call your medical provider if you have any symptoms that are concerning to you.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency then call 911.

I do not have any symptoms but someone in my household has tested positive for COVID-19.

No

If the university previously authorized you to work remotely then you may do so while in quarantine.**

Call your immediate supervisor and email Human Resources at:

uoelr@uoregon.edu

Lane County Public Health (541-682-1380) will contact you to provide guidance.

Among other things, the period of quarantine may depend on your exposure and job responsibilities.

If you are not experiencing severe symptoms that require medical attention, please isolate at home.

If you have questions, please call Lane County Public Health (541-682-1380) or visit the LCPH and CDC websites for guidance on whether to consult your doctor.

Please call your medical provider if you have any symptoms that are concerning to you.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency then call 911.

I do not have any symptoms but someone I recently spent time with (at work, home, etc.) is now exhibiting symptoms of, or is being tested for, COVID-19.

Maybe

Before reporting to work you should call the Lane County Public Health Department (541-682-1380) or your healthcare provider for guidance on whether the potential exposure warrants self-quarantine.

Call your immediate supervisor and email Human Resources at:

uoelr@uoregon.edu

If you are told to self-quarantine then the university will rely upon guidance from local, state, and federal health authorities to determine when it would be appropriate for you to return to work on campus.

If you do not have any symptoms then you do not need care and should not be tested at this time.

If you have questions then callLane County Public Health (541-682-1380)

Someone I spend time with told me that they were recently in contact with someone who is now exhibiting symptoms. The person I spoke with is not exhibiting symptoms and neither am I.

Yes

However, you should engage in social distancing, carefully monitor your health, and self-isolate if you develop any symptoms.

No notification is needed but you may speak with your supervisor if you have concerns.

Not Applicable

If you do not have any symptoms then you do not need care and should not be tested at this time.

If you have questions then callLane County Public Health (541-682-1380)

* Self-isolation is a health care term that means keeping people who are infected with a contagious illness away from those who are not infected. Isolation can take place at home or at a hospital or care facility.

** Self-quarantine is recommended for people who have been exposed to, and may be at risk for coming down with, COVID-19. Self-quarantine involves staying at home; not having visitors; staying at least six feet away from other people in your household; using standard hygiene and washing hands frequently; and not sharing things like towels and utensils.