COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster Documentation
All enrolled UD undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are required to be up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccination (including booster within 30 days of becoming eligible for a booster) or submit an exemption request.
- 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.
How do I upload my positive COVID-19 test results?
Please note: Weekly COVID-19 testing is no longer required in Fall 2022.
- 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 besidee 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.
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.
- 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?
Effective June 6, 2022, UD will move to a 5-day isolation period for students, faculty and staff who test positive for COVID-19 in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH). For individuals who test positive or who are exposed to someone with COVID-19, please follow the CDC/DPH guidelines (5 days of isolation/quarantine plus 5 additional days of strict masking).
- Use the CDC’s Isolation Calendar Calculator to outline your isolation and masking time.
- Isolate for 5 full days and wear a mask for 5 additional days (Day 6-10) (Isolate for 5 full days after symptoms begin, or 5 full days after your positive test date, if you are asymptomatic at time of initial testing). Isolation ends on your 6th day and does not require a negative COVID-19 test. 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.
- Isolation means not interacting with others inside or outside of your residence. 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. You should not share a bedroom or a bathroom with anyone else during your isolation period.
- 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. If returning home is not possible, you must contact your RA to explore if any on-campus Isolation Housing is available. Learn more here about Quarantine/Isolation for on-campus residents.
- 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?
- 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), quarantine and call us to arrange symptomatic testing. Please do not use UD surveillance testing if you have any symptom of illness.
- Symptomatic students may also test for COVID-19 using Curative testing at various locations around campus.
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. Please visit udel.edu/udaily/2022/august/covid-19-guidelines-fall-semester-2022/#exposure for more information.
Call Student Health directly for COVID testing if any symptoms develop 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.
The state of Delaware offers several community PCR testing sites, including Curative testing at various locations around campus. Lab-based COVID testing is also available through Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid.
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 a COVID-19 vaccine or booster?
All people in Delaware age 5 and older are now recommended to obtain a COVID-19 booster when eligible.
Sign up at Community vaccine/booster sites.
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.
- Consider getting a COVID-19 booster dose if it has been 5 months since you completed your vaccine regimen, or 2 months since your J&J vaccine. Booster shots are required for all eligible students by Jan 24, 2022, or within 30 days of becoming eligible.
- You must still comply with public health measures to help reduce transmission of COVID-19, including 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 quarantine and contact Student Health for evaluation and possible COVID testing. Although it is unlikely, it is still possible to contract COVID even if you are fully vaccinated/boosted.