Guidance for Asymptomatic On-Site UCR Personnel with Non-Healthcare Duties

April 6, 2020
Lisa Martin
Office of Emergency Management
April 6, 2020

Who should self-monitor for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

• Essential staff performing non-healthcare duties on the UCR campus (including School of Medicine and UCR Health personnel not performing healthcare duties on campus)
• Any UCR members on campus who may come in close contact (within 6 ft) of other persons
• Anyone who has been exposed (personal contact or within 6 ft) to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient. For example, if you are a family member or caregiver of a suspected/confirmed COVID-19 patient. Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor.
• Contact with anyone returning from travel to areas with Level 2 or 3 CDC travel alerts for COVID-19 in the last 14 days

I’ve been told I should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms - what do I do?

1. Monitor yourself twice daily to track any signs of fever or symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing). When checking for fever, it is recommended to do so without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).
2. A self-monitoring form is provided on the following page for your convenience. Here are the symptoms you need to look out for:
• Fever: temperature > 100.4°F (38.0°C)
Please consult with your supervisor if you do not have access to a thermometer.
• New cough
• New shortness of breath
• New difficulty breathing
3. Adhere to hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, and cough etiquette in CDC’s interim infection control guidance (e.g., wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, dispose of tissues in waste receptacles).

What should I do if I develop COVID-19 symptoms?

If symptoms appear, you should:
• Stay home and call your supervisor to report symptoms.
o UCR will keep this information confidential and limited to only those with a need-to-know to address the situation. This information will not be maintained in your personnel file.
• If you seek medical treatment, contact the hospital or physician’s office prior to going in.

What are the campus's guidelines for face coverings?

On April 4, 2020, Riverside County Health issued an order requiring that all people wear fabric face coverings to cover their nose and mouth in public places, both indoors and outdoors. The campus has ordered all-cotton bandanas for limited distribution to employees working on campus. These bandanas are not hospital-grade face coverings, but rather will help reduce exposure to droplets in the air that contain the COVID-19 virus. For more information, including on how to obtain a face covering and properly wear it, visit

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