Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
The information below outlines University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy students, faculty and staff who have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 and may have been on campus during their time of infection.
As we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), this website will be updated with confirmed cases.
|CONFIRMED NEW CASES REPORTED TO THE UNIVERSITY|
|8/16/2021||1||Student; off-campus residence|
|8/31/2021||1||Student; off-campus residence|
|9/15/2021||1||Student; off-campus residence|
|9/16/2021||1||Student; off-campus residence|
|10/4/2021||1||Student; off-campus residence|
Case totals above reflect the total confirmed new cases reported to the University each day. Days on which no new cases were identified are not listed in the summary.
It is important to note that these figures represent self-reported cases impacting the campus community (i.e. those in which the individual was present on campus during the period spanning their infection). Cases not occurring on campus or that do not present any risk of transmission to the broader University community are not included.
Because this data is self-reported, it may not include positive cases impacting members of our community that were not reported to the University. For this reason, it is imperative that all members of the community report confirmed cases and exposure to the University.
How to Report a Case of COVID-19
We are taking steps to protect the health and safety of our community, and we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect our students, faculty and staff, the active participation from all members of our community is critical.
If you receive a positive test result for COVID-19, your health care provider designates you as a “presumed positive,” or you believe you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it’s important that you report your case to Carlin Harp, emergency management coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org in compliance with our Communicable Disease Outbreak Control Policy.
Once your case is reported, we will work closely with you to make sure you have the care you need, and we will coordinate with local public officials to conduct contact tracing and notify individuals who may have been exposed as necessary.
Our Response to Confirmed Cases
Protecting the health and safety of our campus community is our top priority, and as community members, it is our shared responsibility to report cases of COVID-19 through the process outlined in our Communicable Disease Outbreak Control Policy.
When we learn of a confirmed case or a case that is presumed positive by a health care provider, our Office of Public Safety and contact tracing team begins an immediate response.
- We work closely with public health officials to conduct contact tracing, and we work with the individual(s) affected to provide guidance on how they should care for themselves and protect those around them.
- Through contact tracing, we identify all close contacts of the individual identified as a positive case. As outlined in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, close contacts are defined as any individual who has spent at least 15 minutes within 6 feet of the positive case without face masks being worn.
- Once those close contacts are identified, they are asked to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine during which they must monitor for symptoms and report them if they develop.
- Positive cases among students living on campus are immediately isolated from their suitemates.
- If a member of our community with a confirmed case of COVID-19 spent time on campus, we coordinate with academic and administrative units as needed to conduct additional cleaning and disinfecting according to guidelines issued by the CDC.
In compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) we will closely protect the identity and information of the individual(s) affected and information regarding cases will be shared on a need-to-know basis only.
Notifications to the Campus Community
We will continue to update this website as we learn of new cases, but federal law restricts the sharing of personal health information. The University will continue to work closely with local public health officials in conducting contact tracing and notify individual members of the campus community when a positive case presents a risk of exposure.
In addition to this website, the University will provide period updates to the campus community related to cases among students, faculty and staff.
If you have questions, suspect that you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have received a positive test result, please contact Carlin Harp, emergency management coordinator, at email@example.com.