Protocol for Reporting COVID-19 Positive Cases; Welcome Back Kits

Sept. 8, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

We hope everyone had a relaxing, enjoyable and safe holiday weekend.  In this email we share:

  • the latest updates on workplace protocol for COVID cases; 
  • a reminder to collect your welcome back kit; and 
  • the most recent COVID reports and updates.

We also share with you the note we sent to students which includes new mandatory reporting requirements for students.

 

Workplace Protocol for COVID-19 Positive Cases

The university has released details about what employees and supervisors are required to do in the event that anyone physically working onsite experiences a positive case of COVID-19. For the purposes of official workplace protocol, a positive case is any of the following:

When any of these occur, employees are advised to go home, self-quarantine, and contact their healthcare provider.  Further, employees who have been working on campus are required to notify their supervisor if they experience a positive case.  Please review the official workplace protocol website carefully for full instructions and privacy policy details on reporting a positive case.

COVID-19 Workplace Positive Case Notification Protocol and Related Personnel Actions | Human Resources

Direct the person to go and stay home, and encourage them to seek healthcare as needed. Gather work locations they occupied for more than 15 minutes during the two days prior to their onset of symptoms. Identify known close contacts in their work locations during the same time period. Close contacts are people who have been within six feet for 15 minutes or more during a workday, regardless of ...

hr.arizona.edu

 

Welcome Back Kits

Welcome Back Kit distribution continues this week in the College of Law parking lot, 7-11 a.m. on Sept. 8-9. The kit includes an Arizona Law mask, a touch tool and disinfectant bottle. Email law-events@list.arizona.edu if you need to make alternate arrangements for pick up.

 

Staff Zoom Event Training for Staff

Have Zoom Event questions or want to offer your own experience? Staff are invited to join Corrina and Nickole this Thursday, Sept. 10 for an informal zoom session over the lunch hour to chat about setting your Zoom event up for success! (This discussion does not include topics related to instructional Zoom meetings.) Register here.

 

COVID-19 Reports

  • President Robbins Briefings - Sept. 1 (Community Partnerships to Mitigate Risk) and Sept. 3 (Campus Reentry)
    • To date: 18,090 COVID-19 Tests, 559 Positives
    • Data indicates that the majority of the virus spread is happening via large off-campus gatherings, rather than in classrooms. 
    • The university is scaling up monitoring and enforcement of safety directives, especially face coverings and physical distancing.
    • Beginning next week, these briefings will now take place Mondays at 10 a.m.
  • COVID-19 Disease Outbreak Outlook in Arizona and Pima County - Sept. 4 (attached) via Dr. Joe Gerald/UA Zuckerman College of Public Health

Here’s to a healthy week ahead!

Marc, Bernadette, and Leah

on behalf of the Arizona Law COVID Task Force Implementation Team 

law.arizona.edu/covid 
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Dear Students,

We hope you had a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend. 

As we continue the semester in Stage 1, this week’s Law COVID-19 update includes the status of our updated grading policy and important new information about required self-reporting of a positive COVID diagnosis.

 

Grading Policy

Last week the faculty voted to accept the final updated grading policy for the fall semester. The policy is now with the provost’s office awaiting final review and approval. We hope to have the formal, approved policy soon and will let you know as soon as we have an update.

 

Student Protocol for COVID-19 Positive Case Notification

Any student who participates in on-campus activities is required by the university to self-report positive COVID-19 test results that they have received from testing outside the university so that Campus Health can initiate the contact tracing process. Read the full COVID-19 Positive Case Notification Protocol for Students.

 

Welcome Back Kits - Blue Team Distribution

This week Blue Team 2L and 3L students may collect your Welcome Back Kit that includes and Arizona Law mask, a touch tool, and a disinfectant bottle.  No-contact, curbside pickup is available in the College of Law parking lot, 7-11 a.m. on Sept. 8-9. 

Students walking and biking into campus can pick up their kits near the bike racks. Email law-events@list.arizona.edu if you want a kit but need to make alternate arrangements for pick up. 

1L students: your kit is being mailed to you along with your Arizona Law t-shirt.

 

The New Normal: How Arizona Law Faculty and Students are Navigating this Semester

Wondering how your professors and classmates are handling all the changes this year? See how four faculty members and two JD students are approaching law school and finding creative solutions to both online and in-person challenges brought on by COVID-19. Read more.

 

COVID-19 Reports

  • President Robbins Briefings - Sept. 1 (Community Partnerships to Mitigate Risk) and Sept. 3 (Campus Reentry)
    • To date: 18,090 COVID-19 Tests, 559 Positives
    • Data indicates that the majority of the virus spread is happening via large off-campus gatherings, rather than in classrooms. 
    • The university is scaling up monitoring and enforcement of safety directives, especially face coverings and physical distancing.
    • Beginning next week, these briefings will now take place Mondays at 10 a.m.
  • COVID-19 Disease Outbreak Outlook in Arizona and Pima County - Sept. 4 (attached) via Dr. Joe Gerald/UA Zuckerman College of Public Health

Here’s to a healthy week ahead!

Marc, Bernadette, and Leah


on behalf of the Arizona Law COVID Task Force Implementation Team

law.arizona.edu/covid
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