How to Submit COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation
All undergraduate, graduate and professional students who will be on UD campuses this fall are required to be fully immunized against COVID-19 before their arrival to campus, and no later than August 15, 2021.
- Log into the Secure Student Health Portal.
- Select Medical Clearances from the menu.
- To the right of the COVID-19 clearance, click Update.
- A window should appear with several form fields. In the COVID-19 Records Upload section, click the Upload button to add a copy of the vaccination card.
- Go to the Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine section. Enter the vaccination date(s) and the select which vaccine was administered (Pfizer/Moderna/Janssen-J&J). Both doses do not need to be entered at the same time.
- After verifying that all information in the form is correct, click Done. Results are typically processed within 5-7 business days by SHS staff.
How do I submit documentation for COVID-19 vaccination exemption?
- Log into the Secure Student Health Portal.
- Select Medical Clearances from the menu.
- Click Add immunization records… and select your Medical/Religious Exemption document. *See below for accepted documentation.
- Click Save.
- A Student Health staff person will then be able to view and verify the submitted result.
To request a religious exemption, you must submit a signed and dated note stating your sincerely held religious views do not allow for vaccination. If you will not be at least 18 years old before your first semester at the University, your parent or guardian must sign this document.
To request a medical exemption, you must submit signed and dated documentation from a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner. This document must contain a description of why vaccination is contraindicated.
All documentation must include your name and date of birth and be legible in order to be accepted.
I recently tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?
- Begin your 10-day Isolation period (10 full days after symptoms begin, or 10 full days after positive test date if asymptomatic). Do not interact with anyone not COVID+ or attend in-person classes, work, parties, public businesses, etc. Isolation ends on your 11th day and does not require a negative COVID-19 test.
- If you do not have your own bedroom and own bathroom in your current residence, or you live anywhere on campus, consider returning to your home residence to isolate. If returning home is not possible, you must contact your RA or call Student Health to help arrange on-campus Isolation Housing. Learn more here about Quarantine/Isolation for on-campus residents.
- Complete the Contact Tracing Form within the Secure Student Health Portal under Forms, and update your address if necessary.
- If you did not receive your positive result from testing at Harker ISE Lab or Clayton Hall, upload your COVID-19 results into your Secure Student Health Portal under Medical Clearances, COVID-19 section.
- Make sure your upload includes your name, date of birth, test date, and test results.
- Student Health staff will reach out to you via secure message or phone to help establish your isolation dates, discuss any symptoms you may have, and help assist with additional needs.
- Review the COVID-19 Initial Patient Info Bundle found within the Secure Student Health Portal under Handouts.
- Complete the daily wellness survey to monitor your symptoms. This survey is delivered at 7 a.m. each day within the Secure Student Health Portal under Survey Forms. If the survey is not completed by 11 a.m., Student Health staff will call you directly.
I have COVID-like symptoms. What should I do?
If you are experiencing any potential COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever, chills, body aches, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea), quarantine and call Student Health at 302-831-2226. In many cases, on-site testing is available to symptomatic students directly through Student Health. Please do not use UD surveillance testing if you have any symptoms of illness.
Symptomatic students may test for COVID-19 using Curative testing at Hollingsworth, Laird, and STAR campuses.
Medical advice is available to all students via phone (via Student Health 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and the CareNet line at 800-681-3957 after hours). More information about emergency and after-hours care can be found at the top of this site. If you are experiencing serious symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness or chest pain, call 911 and be sure to tell the dispatcher if you suspect or know that you are COVID-19 positive.
One of my contacts has tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?
- COVID-19 is contagious to close contacts (someone who was within 6 feet of you for 15 minutes or more (consecutive or combined in 24 hours), or people that you shared drinks/utensils with, hugged, or kissed).
- If you qualify as a “close contact,” please quarantine immediately.
- If you do not have your own bedroom and own bathroom in your current residence or you live anywhere on campus, please consider returning to your home residence for your quarantine period. If returning home is not possible, please contact your RA or Student Health. Learn more here about Quarantine/Isolation for on-campus residents.
- If you have not been notified of your exposure within the Secure Student Health Portal under Secure Messages within 48 hours, call Student Health at 302-831-2226.
- Quarantine for 14 full days after your last interaction with the COVID+ individual in order to monitor for symptoms and obtain testing. Do not interact with others or attend in-person classes, work, parties, public businesses, etc. Quarantine ends on your 15th day and does not require a negative COVID-19 test.
- Monitor for symptoms every day (fever, chills, body aches, headache, sore throat, cough, congestion, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea) and call Student Health at 302-831-2226 for evaluation and testing if any symptoms develop.
- If you do NOT develop any symptoms – please arrange a COVID-19 Test 5-8 days after your exposure. Instructions for testing at UD Surveillance while on quarantine will be provided within the Secure Student Health Portal under Secure Messages. The state of Delaware also offers several community testing sites, including Curative testing at Hollingsworth, Laird, and STAR campuses.
- Quarantine Exceptions: If you have had a positive COVID-19 test within the past 90 days or have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series (at least two weeks ago), current guidelines do not recommend quarantining due to an exposure unless you develop new symptoms consistent with COVID-19. While current evidence shows that contracting COVID-19 after full vaccination or within 90 days of a previous COVID-19 infection is unlikely, it is possible.
- You must still monitor yourself for symptoms for 14 days. If you develop any symptoms, immediately quarantine and contact Student Health as soon as possible. This is important even if the symptoms are mild.
- You must submit documentation of your prior COVID-19 test and/or vaccination. See how to submit documentation at the top of this site.
I don't have symptoms and want/need to get tested. What should I do?
UD surveillance testing is available Monday through Thursday by invitation and appointment only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harker ISE Lab and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clayton Hall. You must bring UD ID as well as the results of your COVID-19 Daily Health Screening showing proof of clearance to enter facilities on that date. For more testing details, visit udel.edu/coronavirus.
Instructions for testing at UD Surveillance while on quarantine will be provided within the Secure Student Health Portal under Secure Messages when you notify Student Health of your quarantine period (see above section regarding a COVID+ contact). The state of Delaware also offers several community testing sites, including Curative testing at Hollingsworth, Laird, and STAR campuses. Students in the USA but outside of Delaware can find a testing location in your state here.
How can I minimize my chances of contracting COVID-19?
COVID-19 is spread through close contact. The CDC recommends you:
- Maintain at least 6 feet between anyone you do not live with.
- Wear a face covering / mask.
- Only remove your mask if you are by yourself.
- You may remove your mask when eating, but replace your mask when you are finishing eating.
- Wash your hands / sanitize your hands frequently.
- Avoid large gatherings.
- Whenever possible, interact with others outdoors instead of indoors.
- Get vaccinated when you have the opportunity.
- If you notice any symptoms, please quarantine and call Student Health at 302-831-2226.
How can I get COVID-19 vaccinated?
I've been vaccinated against COVID-19. What should I do now?
- Submit your vaccine documentation using the instructions at the top of this site.
- You must still comply with public health measures to help reduce transmission of COVID-19, including physical distancing, mask wearing, and hand hygiene.
- Beginning June 1, if you have been fully vaccinated (at least 14 days have passed since your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or your single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine), you are exempt from any required COVID-19 testing. Student Health must have documentation of your COVID-19 vaccine in order to consider an exemption. See “how to upload” at the top of this site to submit a photo of your card.
- If you have been fully vaccinated, you may also be exempt from quarantine requirements if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19. Student Health must have documentation of your COVID-19 vaccine in order to consider an exemption.
Student Health Services (SHS) is located in Laurel Hall, a freestanding ambulatory care center on the main campus south Green area at the intersection of South College Avenue and East Park Place. This well-equipped facility provides medical treatment and office consultation space for a variety of outpatient services. Student Health also supports University student-athletes through a sports medicine clinic located in the Bob Carpenter Center.
Student Health is open by appointment Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 302-831-2226 to schedule an appointment, or read on to learn more about available services. Fill out your telehealth consent form within the Secure Student Health Portal now, in case a telehealth appointment is most appropriate for your care. Students with in-person appointments will need to show proof of being cleared to access campus facilities on the day of entry through your completed COVID-19 Daily Health Screening.
Drug and Alcohol Amnesty: The University of Delaware prioritizes student safety over sanctions, and encourages students to seek help immediately if they or a peer are in need of medical attention while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. All students involved in an active call for help are eligible for exemption from related conduct sanctions. Learn more about amnesty protocol.
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