Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 DATA DASHBOARDS

 


CAMPUS HEALTH REMAINS OPEN.
PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU COME IN.

You will be connected with one of our medical or mental health providers.  This call-first procedure is in place to better serve you, increase efficiency, and ultimately minimize risk of COVID-19 exposure for the UA community.
 

Medical: (520) 621-9202 | After Hours: (520) 570-7898
Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS) 24/7: (520) 621-3334

We continue to support students through virtual and in-person care.

Campus Health phone, location, hours and services

COVID-19 TESTING

Sick or worried you have COVID-19?  Please call us at (520) 621-9202 before you come in. 

Campus Health offers no-cost COVID-19 lab testing for UA students and employees with symptoms of COVID-19. Our providers will evaluate patients and order testing if appropriate. 

We offer both PCR and Rapid Antigen Testing.

Charges will continue to be billed for tele-health and in-person visits with our healthcare providers.

If you are a student or employee and are NOT experiencing symptoms, visit: Campus Testing Options & Information

Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

GET YOUR TEST RESULTS
  • If you have already been tested at North Rec, McKale, or a remote location, your results will be available on the test results portal as soon as they are ready.
  • If you were tested at Campus Health, visit PatientLink for your results. 

COVID-19 test results will NEVER be sent via text message or email.  Instead, you will receive a notification that your results are available on a secure server. Results can only be obtained by logging into the  Test Results Portal or PatientLink

Did you receive an Exposure Notification from the Covid Watch Arizona App? 

Open the Covid Watch Arizona App:

If there is a gray banner indicating “No Significant Exposures” your risk of exposure was low and you don’t need to take any specific action. Keep following good public health precautions like distancing, masking, and washing your hands.

If there is a red banner indicating “Significant Exposure Detected” your exposure was higher risk and you are encouraged to stay home and call Campus Health at (520) 621-9202. Follow the recommendations listed on the app.

More Information:


HEALTH

RESOURCES

HOW COVID-19 SPREADS

COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person. Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus. We are still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes.   For more information, visit the CDC. (The CDC website is offered in multiple languages)

PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. You can take steps to slow the spread:

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose

IF YOU FEEL SICK

  • Stay home: If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to isolate at home during their illness.
    • If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact Campus Health at (520) 621-9202 or your healthcare provider.
  • Monitor your symptoms and seek emergency care immediately if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing, inability to stay awake, bluish lips or face). If seeking medical care, call the doctor's office or emergency room ahead and tell them about your symptoms. 
  • Find out more from the CDC: What To Do If You Are Sick.

Currently there is no vaccine for COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to practice prevention practices and avoid being exposed.

MENTAL HEALTH

Whatever you're going through, you don't have to go through it alone. 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

OTHER RESOURCES

University of Arizona Re-Entry Website

The Road Back: Fall 2020

 


FAQs

Face Covering FAQs

Wash your hands before putting on your face covering. The face covering must always cover the nose, mouth, and chin. Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face and make sure you can breathe easily.

UArizona Guidelines for Face Coverings

CDC information:

CDC: Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow Spread of COVID-19

CDC: Cloth Face Covering FAQs

CDC: How to Safely Wear & Take Off a Cloth Face Covering

It is OK to remove your face covering when actually eating or drinking on University Property, provided you maintain continuous physical distancing of at least 6 feet.

It is recommended that drivers wear an N95 respirator or face covering (if a respirator is not available) and eye protection such as a face shield or goggles (as long as they do not create a driving hazard), and the passenger should wear a facemask or cloth face covering. Occupants of these vehicles should avoid or limit close contact (within 6 feet) with others. The use of larger vehicles such as vans is recommended.

Cleaning and Disinfection for Non-emergency Transport Vehicles

Wearing a face covering for a long period may prove to be uncomfortable for some.  If you need to take a break from your face covering, please move to an outdoors location where you can physically distance from all other people (not less than 6 feet separation), before you remove your mask during a break.  Don your face covering again immediately if you cannot maintain at least 6 feet physical distancing.

When exercising outdoors, as long as continuous physical distancing of at least 6 feet is maintained, it is OK to remove your face covering.

Yes, please review this information about face covering accessibility from the Disability Resource Center

Students Questions: Please contact the DRC Front Desk at DRC-info@arizona.edu or call 520-621-3268.

Employee Questions: Please contact Workplace Access at DRC-workplaceaccess@arizona.edu.

General FAQs

You had a recent close contact (within 6 ft for 15 or more minutes) with someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19, or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 infection.

If you have received a positive COVID-19 test result, here's what you should do next.

 

The University of Arizona is actively tracking COVID-19 positive-test cases in our community to protect public health while taking great care to respect the privacy of individuals.  All positive COVID-19 tests are reported to their local health department per state law.  Through a partnership with the state and local health departments, the UA SAFER team has been trained and authorized to start the case investigations and contact tracing for faculty, staff and students associated with The University of Arizona. 

Here is what else we are doing:

  1. Posting confirmed aggregate COVID-19 positive-test case numbers among University of Arizona community members on the COVID-19 Testing Results Dashboard.  This number reflects students, faculty and staff who have a confirmed positive lab test.
  2. Providing guidance on how students, faculty and staff can inform their close contacts of their positive COVID-19 result to limit its potential spread.  Individuals know their contacts best and can communicate this information rapidly to alert them.
  3. Informing the campus community of potential exposures that take place on campus or through University of Arizona official business functions.  These general exposure notices are in the interest of public health but protect the privacy of individuals by not including names of positive-test individuals.
  4. Encouraging all students, staff and faculty to download the Covid Watch Arizona Exposure Notification App.

Please note that with COVID-19 in our community, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. You can take steps to slow the spread.

We ask that everyone act with compassion and respect the privacy of members of our community who may have tested positive for COVID-19.

No. Cold water with soap is just as effective at removing germs during hand washing. 

According to the CDC, the “temperature of the water does not appear to affect microbe removal; however, warmer water may cause more skin irritation and is more environmentally costly.”

More information from the CDC on proper handwashing.

 

Sick or worried you have COVID-19?  Please call us at (520) 621-9202 before you come in.  

Campus Health offers no-cost COVID-19 lab testing for UA students and employees with symptoms of COVID-19. Our providers will evaluate patients and order testing if appropriate.   We offer both PCR and Rapid Antigen Testing.

Charges will continue to be billed for tele-health and in-person visits with our healthcare providers. 

If you are a student or employee and are NOT experiencing symptoms, please visit: Campus Testing Options & Information

 

Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others.

Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected.

For more information on quarantine and isolation, visit the CDC (this website is available in multiple languages)

 

 

If you are a University Arizona located outside of Pima County, please refer to your local county health department if you are concerned about potential symptoms of COVID-19 or would like additional information.  For example, the Maricopa County Public Health Department is the contact for students residing in Phoenix. 

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. You can take steps to slow the spread:

Wildcat WellCheck screens employees and students before they are on campus or in class. This advanced screening will help reduce your risk of COVID-19 and ensure that our campus remains open for in-person learning, teaching, and research.  There are no apps to download or complicated systems to navigate, just answer a few brief questions on your phone via text message.

Here's how it works:

1)  Text JOIN to 1-833-339-0504 on your cellphone

2)  Complete the enrollment link you will receive via text.  This will include setting preferences on the days and times you will want the reminder texts to be sent out.  Set the schedule to correspond to when you plan to be on campus.  

3)  Go to https://wellcheck.arizona.edu/  - click on the "Change My Enrollment Preferences" at the top right corner of the page to change these days and times as needed.