COVID-19

COVID-19 Statement from Occupational Health

The University of Arizona department of Occupational Health serves our campus community to assess, monitor, and evaluate our employees and students related to their occupational health risks. Our department is not designated for acute illness examination and treatment outside of occupational health concerns. Therefore, we cannot provide diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

If you have a scheduled appointment with the Occupational Health Department and you notice you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please contact our office PRIOR to your appointment for further instructions (520-621-5643):

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • muscle aches
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal discomfort
  • new loss of taste or smell

In addition, if you have had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) with an individual with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 diagnosis please contact our office prior to your appointment.

If you notice that you have developed any of the symptoms listed above, please seek evaluation and treatment with your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider you may be evaluated for diagnosis or treatment at an urgent care or at the University of Arizona’s Campus Health Department.

For more updates regarding COVID-19 we encourage you to follow the University of Arizona’s Campus Health webpage : 

https://health.arizona.edu/healthalerts

Further resources for updates regarding COVID-19 and Occupational Health Concerns Include the following:

Campus Health Daily Wellness Check:

https://health.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/CHS-Coronavirus-Daily-Wellness-Check-Protocol%20Final.pdf

ACOEM Suspends Occupational Spirometry Testing:

https://acoem.org/News/Press-Releases/ACOEM-Advises-Suspension-of-Routine-Occupational-Spirometry-Testing-During-COVID-19-Pandemic

CAOHC Suspension of Hearing Tests:

https://www.caohc.org/UserFiles/PositionstatementCOVID-191.pdf

OSHA Suspension of Respirator Annual Fit Testing:

https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/national/04082020-0

OSHA Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19:

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

Pima County Health Department:

https://webcms.pima.gov/government/health_department/

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Donning and Doffing PPE: CDC Secquence for COVID-19:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1lxq2OUy-U

OSHA suspension of annual fit testing:

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

CDC webpage - Corona Disease 2019:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

ACOEM Recommendations for Use of Cloth or Disposable Face Coverings in the Workplace during Covid-19:

https://acoem.org/acoem/media/PDF-Library/COVID-19-ACOEM-Recommendations-Regarding-Use-of-Face-Coverings-in-the-Workplace-4-10-2020.pdf

CAOHC recommends the suspension of Audiometric testing until medical facilities are advised to resume normal operational conditions in accordance with Federal, state, and local public health authorities:

https://www.caohc.org/UserFiles/PositionstatementCOVID-191.pdf

 

 

 

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