To: Faculty, Other Academic Appointees, Postdoctoral Researchers, and Staff 
From: Ka Yee C. Lee, Provost  
Subject: Required COVID-19 Training and Attestation 
Date: September 22, 2020
 
Everyone who will be on campus or in other University spaces during Autumn Quarter must complete an online COVID-19 training program and affirm through an online attestation form that they will comply with the University’s COVID-19 health requirements. The attestation was updated earlier this month to reflect the latest guidance from public health experts and the University plan for resumption of in-person programs and activities.
 
You must complete both the training and the updated attestation form before your first day on campus for Autumn Quarter, which starts September 29. Failure to complete the training and attestation in a timely manner will limit or foreclose your ability to access campus work and research spaces. If you have already taken the University’s COVID-19 safety training, you do not need to complete the training again. However, anyone returning to campus or other University facilities for Autumn Quarter must complete the latest version of the online attestation, which became available September 10, 2020, even if you signed a previous version earlier this year. You will continue to be required to complete the attestation quarterly. (Please note: Students received a separate message about their required training and attestation.)
 
To complete the training and attestation:  
  1. Log into the training website at https://ehsa.uchicago.edu/training. Complete one of the following courses:
    • Employees and Non-Lab Based Researchers: “COVID-19 General Safety Training.” (cvd-02w) 
    • Lab-Based Researchers: “COVID-19 Controlled Resumption of Research Activities.” (cvd-01w)
  2. (The training takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and is accessible through the EHSA safety management system. If you are unfamiliar with EHSA, please see this user guide or video.)

  3. Complete the online attestation form at https://covid19attestation.uchicago.edu. (For reference purposes, a PDF of the attestation is available here.)
Thank you for your attention to this important part of our efforts to help protect the health of our community and contribute to a successful Autumn Quarter.
 
Keywords: 
Policy and Administration
COVID-19