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COVID-19 Resource Center

Latest updates

  • Effective Friday, October 14: The Dr. Chat Bot requirement for URMC is changing. Completion will only be required for those who are symptomatic, in order to provide them with further guidance and alert Employee Health; it will no longer be required for asymptomatic faculty and staff coming to the medical center or offsite locations. The question regarding exposure to close contacts who’ve tested positive is also being removed.
  • Masking is no longer required on University campuses or on University transportation/shuttles, with the exception of at the Medical Center where separate masking guidelines remain in effect, and within University Health Service (UHS) spaces. Since masking is still an effective method to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and many other contagious illnesses including the flu, we encourage anyone who chooses to wear a mask to do so.
  • Reporting symptoms or positive test results: The University is pausing the requirement that students report symptoms or positive COVID-19 tests to University Health Service (UHS).
  • Isolation procedures: Moving forward, most students who test positive should continue to isolate in their room, and roommates will be expected to remain in place in the absence of risk factors for severe disease.

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Booster shots for students

University Health Service is offering Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 boosters for students while supplies last. Schedule an appointment online.

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