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The Office of Community Impact, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (CEDI) supports the recommendations put in place by the CDC & the science of using vaccinations. As future healthcare providers, we encourage you to take the first steps towards caregiving by aiding us in protecting your fellow Health Scholars, the staff members of University Hospitals, & the patients we serve!


To encourage safe practices throughout programming, the Office of Community Impact, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (CEDI) has developed the following COVID-19 plan, which includes policies and procedures that align with University Hospitals' practices. By following these procedures, we hope to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Temperature Check

Familiarize Yourself

Health Scholars are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the common symptoms of COVID-19 and monitor for those. If any symptoms should develop, Scholars should stay home, notify a program coordinator, and contact their healthcare provider to seek testing.

COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Fever 

  • Cough

  • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or Body Ache

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Health Scholar Requirements

  • Students must be fully vaccinated, that is, the CDC recommended two vaccines. 

  • Students must provide proof of their vaccination status via their application. 

  • Students with exemptions must complete an exemption request as a part of the application process. Here, students will be required to provide documentation for their specific exemptions.

  • At this time, masks are not required throughout regular programming. However, UH may have varying policies depending on your specific programming opportunities (e.g., shadowing physicians may require additional PPE precautions)

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