On, Together

Our community has demonstrated care and compassion for others throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and has been held up as a model to other universities for how to do this right. UConn and the state of Connecticut are very proud of this accomplishment, but our work is not done. As our community becomes increasingly protected by vaccinations, we still must take precautions and follow testing, social distancing, masking, and hygiene protocols.

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Important Update

To the University Community:

Due to a substantial rise in COVID-19 positivity rates both in the state of Connecticut and on UConn’s Storrs campus and the potential risk this poses to the remainder of the in-person semester and commencement, the university is reinstituting a masking requirement for all indoor instructional settings, workspaces, and indoor events exceeding 100 individuals, effective Monday April 18. This applies to the Storrs and regional campuses.

“Instructional settings” include classrooms, labs, studios, rehearsal rooms and clinics. For employees, masks should be worn in the workplace, as was the case prior to March 3. Physical distancing is not required and catering and dining guidance in unchanged and continues to apply to upcoming events and awards ceremonies.

This policy will remain in place through the end of the semester and final exams.

The goal of this decision is to protect health on our campuses and to help ensure that the remaining weeks of the semester and UConn’s commencement ceremonies can be conducted in-person. A widespread outbreak that overwhelms university health services and available isolation space could potentially disrupt both.

When the university relaxed masking requirements in March, and then again earlier this month, the Covid-19 positivity rate in Connecticut was consistently low at approximately 2%; as of this week, the state’s seven-day average now stands at 6.26%. During the month of March and prior to that, the number of positive cases among students was also consistently low. Over the most recent seven-day reporting period, there were approximately 150 new positive cases both on- and off-campus.

UConn’s classrooms and workspaces remain extremely safe; resuming the masking requirement for these spaces during a time of rising infection rates further enhances that level of safety.

As always, the university adjusts its public health measures based on circumstances and available data.

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Important Information

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Health & Safety Guidance

Voluntary Asymptomatic Testing

Students, faculty, and staff at some of UConn's campuses can schedule a free voluntary COVID-19 test.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Everyone aged 16 and older is now eligible to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine in Connecticut. Find out more about this critical step in preventing the spread.

Fall 2021

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Campus Guidelines

It's up to all of us to keep ourselves and each other safe. UConn is mitigating risk through sound protocols and prevention efforts that impact students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Learn more.

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COVID-19 Vaccination

Everyone in the University community is encouraged to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect our community. Learn more.

Students, upload your vaccination status.

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COVID-19 Testing

The University continues to offer individual diagnostic testing and is carrying out several methods of widespread surveillance testing to monitor the prevalence of the virus on campus. Learn more.

Covid Information Center

In addition to the resources linked on this website, UConn has launched a COVID-19 Information Center to direct individuals to appropriate resources at UConn to address particular, non-emergency questions and concerns related to COVID-19. The Information Center is available to students, faculty, and staff at the Storrs and regional campuses 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 860-486-COVI or by emailing covidquestions@uconn.edu.

Researchers

Students, faculty, and staff at some of UConn's campuses can schedule a free voluntary COVID-19 test.

More Information

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Testing

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Contact Tracing

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Quarantine vs. Isolation

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