COVID-19 Resources

Employee Resources

Xavier is committed to creating a campus that is safe and supportive for all members of the campus community.

If an employee has symptoms of COVID-19 and reason to believe they are COVID-related, or if an employee tests positive for the virus, they should follow their health care provider and CDC guidance and isolate at home. Employees may return to campus after 5 full days since symptoms first appeared, AND 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication, AND symptoms have improved. If the employee tests positive for COVID-19 but has no symptoms, they may return 5 days after the positive test date.

Employees should notify the Office of Human Resources office to report a positive COVID-19 test at hr@xavier.edu. Additionally, employees should notify any individual that is considered a close contact within 48 hours of symptoms onset or positive test results.

Additional Information from the CDC Website

The household member should contact their health care provider for medical guidance and care.

If you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, here are the steps you should take, regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection. Learn how COVID-19 spreads and the factors that make risk of spread higher or lower.

Regardless of vaccination status, individuals are expected to wear a mask upon notification of exposure for 10 full days and monitor their symptoms.

Individuals should get tested at least 5 full days after their last exposure, even if symptoms are not developed.

If you develop symptoms following exposure, you should have an evaluation from a medical provider and be tested for COVID-19.

Additional information regarding CDC recommendations for those exposed to COVID-19

If an employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or has reason to believe they have been exposed to COVID-19, it is recommended that they contact their health care provider for medical guidance and care. If the physician determines COVID-19 testing is warranted and prescribes a test, the COVID-19 test may be administered at any available location.

One available option for COVID-19 testing is Student Health Services, operated by TriHealth, located in the HUB. Xavier and TriHealth worked together to make this option available to employees. Testing is available by appointment only and can be scheduled by contacting the office at 513-745-3022 option 3. Testing will be billed to the primary insurance provider. 

Please confirm with the student that they have notified Xavier's COVID Support Team at covidsuport@xavier.edu Students tested outside of Student Health Services should report their positive test result immediately to COVID Support or via the Student Concern Report. COVID Support will provide the student with additional information and resources regarding support services during isolation.

If a co-worker has tested positive for COVID-19, they should contact the office of Human Resources to report their result and receive guidance on Xavier's policies and protocols for COVID-19.

If you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, here are the steps you should take, regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection. Learn how COVID-19 spreads and the factors that make risk of spread higher or lower.

  • Regardless of vaccination status, individuals are expected to wear a mask upon notification of exposure for 10 full days and monitor their symptoms.
  • Individuals should get tested at least 5 full days after their last exposure, even if symptoms are not developed.
  • If you develop symptoms following exposure, you should have an evaluation from a medical provider and be tested for COVID-19. 

Additional information regarding CDC recommendations for those exposed to COVID-19

All members of the Xavier community are asked to self-monitor for symptoms daily and minimize contact with others if symptomatic until they can receive a COVID-19 test or be evaluated by their medical provider.

It is recommended that employees contact their health care provider for medical guidance and care. Employees who are sick should follow the University’s Sick Leave Policy and notify their immediate supervisor as soon as possible. Employees who are sick should utilize their leave and only return to work once they are feeling better.

If you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, here are the steps you should take, regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection. Learn how COVID-19 spreads and the factors that make risk of spread higher or lower.

  • Regardless of vaccination status, individuals are expected to wear a mask upon notification of exposure for 10 full days and monitor their symptoms.
  • Individuals should get tested at least 5 full days after their last exposure, even if symptoms are not developed.
  • If you develop symptoms following exposure, you should have an evaluation from a medical provider and be tested for COVID-19.

Additional information regarding CDC recommendations for those exposed to COVID-19.

Yes - COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses are available to students and employees by appointment at Xavier Health Services in the Health United Building (HUB). To schedule an appointment or for additional information, call 513-745-3022 option 3.

The CDC recommends all individuals remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 Vaccine doses. For questions regarding eligibility for booster doses, see the CDC website regarding COVID-19 vaccine boosters.