SafeColleges, UCA’s vendor for employee training, provides UCA employees with 24 courses within the Health category. Six of these courses specifically address COVID-19. Access these courses via MyUCA.
UCA BeWell has many resources to help employees maintain balanced, healthy lives.
Student-athletes, coaches and support staff are required to routinely undergo COVID-19 screening and testing before engaging in athletic activity on the UCA campus. Scheduling of routine screening and testing is conducted through a multidisciplinary team of professionals with the UCA sports medicine department and Conway Regional Health Systems. Those individuals who refuse testing will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 undergo the same quarantine and contact tracing procedures set forth by the university. These procedures can be found here, under Testing, Tracing, Isolating
Returning to Work
While you are free to wear your own face covering, UCA will also provide you with a face covering if needed. These will be distributed to you by your building administrator upon your return to campus.
- A fever of 100.4 degrees or greater in the last two days;
- A cough;
- Difficulty breathing;
- A sore throat;
- Or a loss of taste and smell
Additionally, if you have had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 in the previous 14 days, it is imperative that you stay home in self quarantine for another 14 days to ensure that you are not infected.
UCA Medical Director Dr. Randy Pastor has developed a protocol outlining the steps faculty and staff should take if they get a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
Here’s what to do if:
You feel that you NEED TO BE TESTED FOR COVID-19
If soap and water are unavailable, you can use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60-percent alcohol. We have increased the number of sanitizing stations set up around campus. They can be found in many high-traffic and high-contact areas and in building lobbies.
We have ordered disinfectant wipes and they will be dispersed upon their arrival.
In shared kitchens and break rooms, the CDC recommends that you do not share dishes, glasses, cups or utensils. Use disposable items whenever you can, or use your own items and wash immediately after use and store at your desk. Wash with a disposable paper towel; do not use shared sponges and/or dish brushes. Do not leave dirty dishes in sinks or on countertops.
It is recommended that you wipe down vending machine buttons after each use.
We strongly discourage you from using water fountains, but if you must, please wipe down levers and buttons with a sanitizing wipe after each use.
When in-person meetings are necessary, limit attendees to no more than 10 individuals. All must wear face coverings if social distancing is not possible. Do not bring food for the group to share. All surfaces should be wiped down with sanitizing wipes after each meeting.
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The synchronous components will be held on Aug. 17, and a detailed schedule will be shared once it is finalized. The focus of this day will be teaching essentials and resources to support instruction. Topics will include an overview of UCA students, instructor-student rapport and classroom climate, syllabus design, and surviving the first year as a new faculty member.
The asynchronous components will be information essential for faculty to know that are not directly related to instruction, such as campus safety, legal concerns, etc.
Contact the UCA Center for Teaching Excellence for more information.