Rocket Prevention Principles

UToledo is taking a number of steps to ensure we are providing a safe campus environment for our employees, students and guests.

  • Monitoring for symptoms. Before coming to campus each day, employees and students need to take their temperature and complete a self-assessment for symptoms of COVID-19, such as cough, chills, fatigue or shortness of breath. Anyone with a temperature at or above 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or who is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should not come to campus and contact their primary care physician.
  • Requiring face coverings. All employees and students are required to wear cloth face coverings while on campus, except while alone in an enclosed space, eating or outside practicing social distancing. An enclosed space must have floor-to-ceiling walls and a closed door. Cubicles, even those with doors that close, are not considered an enclosed space as defined in the updated protocols and require wearing face coverings. UToledo recognizes there may be medical or safety reasons that prevent some individuals from wearing face coverings. A reasonable accommodation request form for employees is available from Human Resources. Students who would like consultation on managing the impact of a mental, physical or chronic health condition as it relates to the student safety commitment, should contact Student Disability Services at 419.530.4981 or to explore accommodations.
  • Practicing social distancing. Based on current scientific evidence, COVID-19 is spread primarily through close contact from person-to-person. While on campus, all individuals should keep at least 6 feet from others. As much as possible, teleconferences should replace in-person meetings. Additionally, signage will be placed in common areas as a reminder and guide for everyone to keep proper distance. 
  • Keeping a clean workspace. In addition to enhanced cleaning from Environmental Services, employees and students should regularly clean and sanitize their personal workspaces throughout the day. All individuals must also practice good personal hygiene, including frequent handwashing. 
  • Limiting travel. UToledo is significantly limiting University-sponsored travel to only the most essential trips. All travel must be pre-approved by the college dean or department associate vice president.

Watch For Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

On average it takes five to six days for symptoms to show after someone has been infected, however it can take up to 14 days for symptoms to develop, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to the WHO, the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Tiredness

Less common symptoms include:

  • Body aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • A rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers and toes

This list does not include all possible symptoms. Visit the WHO website for the most current list of COVID-19 symptoms.

Last Updated: 9/28/20