COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster Documentation
All enrolled UD undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are required to receive a COVID-19 primary vaccines series plus one booster, when eligible, or submit an exemption request. Please visit udel.edu/coronavirus for the latest campus COVID-19 policies.
- Log into the UD Health Portal.
- Click “Enter my COVID-19 Vaccine information.”
- Click “Upload” to upload a copy of your COVID vaccine card or other official documentation. Please ensure the entire front of your card is included. Your name and date of birth must be visible.
- Enter the dates and manufacturer of your COVID vaccines/booster under “COVID-19 vaccine history.”
- After verifying that all information is correct, click “Done” in the bottom right hand corner. Results are typically processed within 5–7 business days by SHS staff.
- If you are having difficulty uploading your vaccines through the Medical Clearances section in your UD Health Portal, please click the “Immunizations” section from the main menu, then the grey “Additional Immunizations Records Upload” button at the top.
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How do I upload my positive COVID-19 test results?
Please note: Weekly COVID-19 testing is no longer required in the 2022–2023 academic year.
- Log into the UD Health Portal.
- Click “Enter my COVID-19 test results.”
- Choose your test type (COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Antigen).
- Click the gray “Add New Result.”
- Enter the date that your test was performed.
- Select the Result of your test (Positive or Negative).
- Take a picture of your UD ID card beside your home test with the date of the test written on/near the test card. Click here for an example.
- Click the green “Upload” to attach the Image/PDF of your test result (with your UD ID and test date).
- Click “Done.”
- Uploads will be reviewed by SHS staff in the order they are received.
- Begin isolating and review the information at www.udel.edu/coronavirus.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I submit documentation for COVID-19 vaccination exemption?
To submit a request for a religious or medical exemption from the required immunizations, please complete the following instructions:
- Log in to your UD Health Portal and navigate to the Medical Clearances page from the menu.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and under the Clearance Exemptions section, click the Request an Exemption button.
- Using the drop-down menu, choose the clearance item you are requesting an exemption for.*
- *At this time, exemptions for each immunization requirement must be requested individually and supporting documentation must be submitted for each item. You may upload the same completed request form for each item.
- Please download and complete the appropriate section.
- If you are requesting a religious exemption, please provide your personal statement outlining how your religious beliefs preclude vaccination.
- If you are requesting a medical exemption, please have your MD/DO, PA or NP complete the medical exemption section.
- All students must sign the second page outlining the risks and responsibilities of being unvaccinated. Your request will not be approved without this signed agreement.
I recently tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?
Students, faculty and staff who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for 5 days in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH). CDC/DPH guidelines indicate five days of isolation plus five additional days of strict masking.
- Students should upload a picture of their positive test to the UD Health Portal with a picture of their UD ID card and test date.
- Use the CDC’s Isolation Calendar Calculator to outline your isolation and masking time.
- Isolate for five full days and wear a mask for 5 additional days (Day 6-10) (Isolate for five full days after symptoms begin, or five full days after your positive test date, if you are asymptomatic at time of initial testing). Isolation ends on your sixth day as long as your symptoms are improving. You do not need a negative COVID-19 test to end your isolation. If you are having fevers or develop new symptoms on Day 5, please contact Student Health Services at 302-831-2226, as this indicates you are still contagious and would need to extend your isolation for up to 10 days.
- Wear a mask on Day 6-10, even if your symptoms have resolved. You can still be contagious during this time period. If around others on Day 6-10, you should only remove your mask to eat, drink, bathe or sleep.
- Isolation means not interacting with others inside or outside of your residence as much as possible. The goal of isolating is to prevent spread of the virus to other people. Do not interact with anyone who is not COVID+ or attend in-person classes, work, parties, public businesses, restaurants, bars, gyms, etc. If possible, you should not share a bedroom or a bathroom with anyone else during your isolation period. If you must share a bedroom/bathroom, remain masked at all times except when eating, drinking, bathing or sleeping.
- If you are vaccinated/boosted, you must still isolate for 5 full days if you test positive for COVID.
- If you live anywhere on campus, UD strongly recommends returning to your home residence to isolate.
- Students in the residence halls will be expected to isolate at their home residence. If going home is not an option for you, please contact your Resident Advisor to explore whether on-campus isolation housing is available.
- If you tested positive on a home test kit, SHS strongly recommends you obtain a formal lab test for documentation purposes.
- We are here for you! If you have concerns about your symptoms or medical history, need guidance on medications to take, or have any other questions, please call Student Health at 302-831-2226 between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and the CareNet Nurse line at 800-681-3957 after hours.
I have COVID-like symptoms. What should I do?
- Utilize a free COVID-19 antigen test kit from one of the pick-up locations on campus. You can also call Student Health at 302-831-2226 for symptomatic testing on-site. Even if you are vaccinated, 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), you should obtain COVID-19 testing. You should not attend classes or social events until you obtain a COVID-19 test.
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 Nurse line at 800-681-3957 after hours). More information about emergency and after-hours care can be found on this website. 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:
Wear a mask for 10 days.
Get tested 5 days after exposure.
Monitor symptoms for 10 days.
Please note that there is no longer a quarantine requirement for individuals who are exposed to someone with COVID-19.
If any symptoms develop, obtain a COVID-19 test or call Student Health directly for COVID-19 testing at 302-831-2226.
I don't have symptoms and want/need to get tested. What should I do?
UD offers free antigen test kits that you can use at home.
Lab-based COVID testing is also available through Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid.
If you have a question about COVID-19 testing, please refer to these Coronavirus FAQs.
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 to reduce your risk.
- Wash your hands / sanitize your hands frequently.
- Limit large gatherings.
- Whenever possible, interact with others outdoors instead of indoors.
- If you notice any symptoms, get tested for COVID-19.
How can I get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster?
Students can receive COVID-19 vaccines/boosters at Student Health Services. Please call our Immunization department at 302-831-2226, Option 1 to schedule an appointment. (Other immunization services are also available at Student Health.)
Community vaccine locations: www.vaccines.gov/search.
Be sure to upload your vaccine/booster card to the UD Health Portal.
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.
- Get a COVID-19 booster dose if it has been two months since you completed your primary vaccine regimen (second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or single dose of J&J). One booster dose is required for all students within 30 days of becoming eligible.
- You must still comply with any current public health measures to help reduce transmission of COVID-19, which may include physical distancing, mask wearing, and hand hygiene.
- If you develop any symptoms of illness (fever, chills, body aches, headache, congestion, sneezing, sore throat, cough, loss of taste or smell, vomiting, or diarrhea), please obtain a COVID-19 test or call Student Health for testing and evaluation.