Employee COVID-19 Resources
Employees are encouraged to read through and bookmark these COVID-19 resources for easy reference.
- COVID-19 Paid Time for Employee Absences, updated October 24, 2022
- Dartmouth College Face-Mask Policy
- Symptoms, Testing Positive, Close Contact Exposure
- Contacting Axiom Medical
- Managing Workplace Conflicts Around Masking
- Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) COVID-19 Resources
- Dartmouth Together COVID-19 Guidance and Resources
Keep your health-care provider updated, especially if you are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
If you feel sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, wear a face mask, avoid close contact with others, and test immediately. If you test negative, you can report to work. Continue to follow Dartmouth's face-mask policy. Read through Dartmouth’s COVID-19 test result instructions to determine if you should test again in 48 hours.
If you test positive:
- isolate immediately
- wear a face mask
- report your positive test result to Axiom Medical by calling 833-408-1338
- inform your close contacts
- For COVID-19, a close contact is anyone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person for a combined total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. An infected person can transmit COVID-19 starting 48 hours before they developed symptoms or took a test with a positive result.
- Axiom Medical will notify your close contacts who are Dartmouth faculty and staff.
- You are responsible for notifying all of your other close contacts, including Dartmouth students.
- Information for close contacts is available through the CDC. Dartmouth students can contact the Dartmouth College Health Service with questions about being a close contact.
Employees can call Axiom Medical, Dartmouth's occupational medicine partner, at 833-408-1338 with questions about their COVID-19 case management. When you call, you may be prompted to leave a message. In your message, please include your name, your phone number, and the reason for your call. Calls will be returned in the order received, so please watch for and answer the call, typically from a Texas or Utah area code.
For questions about your health, contact your health-care provider.
Dartmouth’s face-mask policy does not require employees to wear face masks in many instances. We ask that employees respect that the decision to wear a face mask in addition to the situations in described in the face-mask policy is a personal choice that anyone is welcome to make.
To avoid conflict, consider being flexible in relation to occupied spaces and work arrangements where possible. If a conflict arises as a result of a discussion around face masks, please remember to respect one another’s privacy related to medical history and decision-making, even if you do not agree with a medical decision someone has made. Do not ask questions about another person’s health history or the health of their family members. Act quickly to resolve the conflict to avoid conflict escalation, and contact your HR Consultant for support when needed.