Health Advisories

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The safety and health of our 91Թ˵ijԹ family is a top priority for the University. Use the links below to help you navigate illness-related absences and find answers to frequently asked questions.

For guidance on masking, COVID-19 test kits and local vaccine resources, please refer to the .

Health News/Events

The Wellness Center has teamed up with The Brieden Group to bring you the January issue of "Your Health Matters," a monthly wellness newsletter for 91Թ˵ijԹ.

Want a quick way to learn about your wellness and well-being? Check out our benefit providers monthly newsletter!

Navigating Health-Related Absence

It is important to comply with all absence-related policies and protocols whether you are a student or employee.

  • Students should review the Student Absence Protocols for navigating their specific absence. Employees should refer to the various HR policies and procedures related to employee absence.
  • Advise your instructor or supervisor of your illness-related absence right away. You are not required to provide personal medical information to instructors or supervisors; however, documentation may be required in some cases based upon the number of days absent or circumstance.
  • Review all policies relating to absence. This may be different for each course, instructor or position-specific.
  • You do not need to utilize the medical reporting form used previously, to report your illness. Communication regarding absence should be navigated directly between you and your instructor or supervisor. Alternatively, 91Թ˵ijԹ may reach out to the Dean of Student’s Office and employees may reach out to Human Resources for additional assistance or in the event of extended absence.
  • Follow all recommended treatment protocols for your illness. It is important that you remain out of in-person activity if you have a fever due to illness, even if you have tested negative for an infectious illness.

COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Vaccination against COVID-19 is not required for incoming or current 91Թ˵ijԹ and employees, with the exception of students in specific programs, colleges, or schools may have vaccination requirements or protocols that supersede the University requirements. This includes some University-based travel, clinical, health or dental-specific programs. Students are advised of vaccine requirements directly from the college, school or program.

  • You can locate available vaccines at . You may also contact the CDC via the telephone hotline: English/Spanish and TTY  1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). For uninsured individuals or those with health plans that do not cover the cost of a COVID-19 vaccine, the  will provide vaccines at no cost.

Isolation and treatment protocols

The following resources provide information on common illnesses.


  • Reporting a positive case of COVID-19 to the University is not required.
  • Please refer to the  for resources on exposure, isolation, travel, and vaccination or the . 


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Not feeling well but not a confirmed illness

Taking care of yourself on a daily basis will assist you in recovering quickly from an illness.

  • Take precautions to minimize the potential health risk to others when you are not feeling well;
  • Test to determine illness and mask when indoors or around others if you have a cough, sore throat or runny nose; and
  • You should not be around others if you have symptoms of infectious illness, such as fever.

Find resources for improving physical health on our Physical Wellness page. Good physical health and proper sleep can assist your body in best managing an illness.

Where to reach out if you're feeling ill

Where to reach out for mental health services

  • 91Թ˵ijԹ’s Personal Counseling Center offers personal counseling that is a fit for you, including virtual and in-person appointments.

  • 1-800-985-5990

  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255)