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Any employee who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should isolate and contact Employee Health at 434-924-2013 for evaluation.

Employees who receive positive test results outside of UVA Health, Employee Health, or UVA saliva testing are required to notify Employee Health (434-924-2013 or employeehealth@virginia.edu) of their results.

Faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive should contact Employee Health for guidance and follow any instructions provided by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

Asymptomatic employees who do not have symptoms and have not been a close contact but remain concerned they may have COVID-19 can schedule a test at no cost through Time2Test. Academic Division employees can also use Let’s Get Checked kits to test themselves using the instructions listed here.

For more information, please visit the UVA HR website.

Questions about Prevalence Testing?



WHO: Defining Students and Employees for the Purposes of Policy Requirements

All UVA faculty and staff are expected to be vaccinated. Faculty and staff unable to provide proof of vaccination will be subject to mandatory saliva PCR testing once each week or as otherwise directed by the University. Unvaccinated employees who are working remotely 100% of the time and those who have tested positive for COVID-19 within 150 days are not required to test weekly.

Employees who are taking one or more UVA courses: All students who will live, learn, or work in person at the University of Virginia during the 2021-2022 academic year must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file at Student Health and Wellness. This includes any employee taking a course that meets in person during the 2021-22 academic year. Further details are available on the Vaccination page.

UVA Health employees, including those working in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Health Science Library: Because some Academic Division employees in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing and in the Health Sciences Library frequently spend time in UVA Health facilities, they are expected to follow UVA Health guidance (distributed to all UVA Health team members on June 24) related to vaccination and testing. Details will continue to be updated on the UVA HR website.
 



WHAT: Policy Requirements

All UVA employees are expected to be vaccinated. Beginning August 2, faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members unable to provide proof of vaccination will be subject to mandatory saliva PCR testing once each week or as otherwise directed by the University. Unvaccinated employees who are working remotely 100% of the time (and documented as such) and those who have tested positive for COVID-19 within 150 days are not required to test weekly. For details, please see the HR proof of vaccination webpage and the HR COVID Prevalence Testing webpage.
 



WHY: Rationale for Policy Requirements

The purpose of testing is to quickly identify cases, including asymptomatic carriers, and contain the virus. Mandating vaccination for students and establishing expectations of employee vaccination will allow us to return to in-person instruction and student residential life and keep our community safe. 
 



WHEN AND WHERE

Academic Division employees who have not provided proof of vaccination will be required to take a weekly viral PCR saliva test through UVA’s BeSAFE testing saliva testing program. They may schedule appointments through the Time2Test platform. See the UVA HR site for more details.
 



HOW

Required weekly prevalence testing will be completed through saliva viral PCR screening. For at least 30 minutes prior to submitting a saliva sample at a testing site on Grounds, individuals should refrain from eating, drinking (including water), brushing their teeth, using mouth wash, chewing gum, and using tobacco. For details about testing procedures and how to get results, please visit the BeSAFE saliva testing program site.

Questions?

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