COVID-19 Information

Uploading COVID-19 Results

All students returning to campus from winter break must undergo COVID-19 testing 4-5 days before their initial arrival to campus. Both antigen and PCR results will be accepted. Those positive or negative results must be uploaded to the Patient Portal and the 2021 Spring COVID-19 Results form must be completed prior to returning to campus.  

To upload results: log into the Patient Portal and select to the Upload option from the toolbar. Follow provided instructions.

To complete form: log into the Patient Portal and select the Forms option from the toolbar. Select the form 2021 Spring COVID-19 Results, populate designated fields, and hit submit when finished. 

Both steps must be completed to validate your results and prior to return to campus. 

 

As a result of widespread and ongoing transmission of COVID-19, students may be required to quarantine or isolate during the semester to ensure the health and safety of our campus community. We are providing you some general information as it relates to quarantine and isolation.   

  • Quarantine means that you might have been exposed to an individual with COVID-19 and that you need to stay home (in your residence hall/apartment), separate yourself from others for 10 days AND monitor your health for the development of COVID-19 symptoms. If you develop symptoms while in quarantine, we ask that you immediately contact the Student Health Center (SHC) for evaluation and testing.   
  • Isolation means that you are now infected with the virus and need to separate yourself from others and monitor your health for worsening symptoms for at least 10 days. If you test for COVID-19 outside of the SHC, we ask that you notify the SHC of your positive results so that we can follow along with you during your illness and provide guidance if you develop worsening symptoms.   
  • Presymptomatic means you are currently infected with the virus but have not yet developed symptoms.
  • Asymptomatic means you have tested positive for COVID-19 and you do not have symptoms. You are contagious and must isolate for at least 10 days. 

COVID-19 Symptoms: On JU campus during the Fall Term, the most commonly reported COVID-19 symptoms were nasal congestion/runny nose, headache, and loss of taste and smell. This was followed by body aches, cough, fever/chills, sore throat, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, and fatigue. If you develop one or more of these symptoms, immediately contact the SHC for evaluation and possible testing.   

COVID Testing Options at the SHC: The SHC is offering testing for students who are symptomatic, in quarantine, prior to or after international travel, and those who require testing prior to clinical placement. The SHC has the ability to perform antigen testing with results in approximately 20 mins and PCR testing with results in approximately 18-24 hours. We also have the ability to perform a combination antigen test of COVID-19 and FLU with results in approximately 20 mins. 

The SHC recommends that students be prepared for the possibility that they may be restricted to a room or apartment for a period of time. Also, students should consider their options for returning home or staying with friends/relatives off campus. It is vital for students to understand the importance of following the recommendations given to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 to our campus community.     

If you are asked to isolate or quarantine, you will likely not have time or the ability to gather supplies. Consider purchasing the following items to have on hand in the event you are instructed to quarantine or isolate.  

  • Tissues 
  • Hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)  
  • Fluids such as tea, bottled water, Gatorade, packets of ramen noodles or chicken soup, and juice (it is VERY important to stay hydrated). 
  • A disposable or digital thermometer 
  • Salt for saltwater gargling for sore throat 
  • Honey—mixed in tea for sore throat and to soothe coughs 
  • Throat Lozenges for sore throat 
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) for fever and body aches. Follow dosing guidelines carefully to avoid excessive amounts.  
  • Nasal irrigation wash with saline solution 
  • Phenylephrine or other over the counter nasal decongestants 
  • TWO WEEK SUPPLY OF ANY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS used for chronic illnesses 
  • Food sufficient for 2 weeks if living off campus. Those on campus will have meals delivered by Dining Services. Also, ensure you have snacks or comfort food you enjoy when not feeling well.  
  1. If you have been contacted by the Health Department or a JU COVID-19 Response Team Member as a result of exposure to someone with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed case.   
  2. If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed case. 

If you are instructed to quarantine by someone other than a JU COVID-19 Response Team Member, please ensure the Office of Student Life is aware that you are in quarantine by calling (904) 256-7067, emailing studentlife@ju.edu, or by completing this online questionnaire www.ju.edu/studentreport.

  1. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day to monitor for a temp greater than or equal to 100.4°F/38°C or higher.   
    • When taking your temperature wait 30 mins after eating, drinking (when using an oral thermometer), or exercising. 
  2. Monitor for the development of any COVID-19 symptoms. Do not hesitate to reach out to the SHC if you have symptoms, concerns or questions.   
  3. Stay in your identified quarantine room on campus or your off-campus housing and avoid contact with others (no visitors).  
  4. Continue classes remotely.  
  5. Do not go to work, attend campus activities, walk around campus, enter any JU facilities, or attend in person classes for the 10-day period you are in quarantine. You must be cleared by a member of the COVID-19 response team to return to campus activities.  
  6. Do not take public transportation or ride in a car with another individual during the time you are under quarantine. 
  7. If you work on campus, be sure to discuss your situation with your University Supervisor and inform them you will be unable to report to work until you are cleared to return.   
  8. If you do not develop symptoms during quarantine, a COVID-19 Response Team Member will clear you to return to class and campus activities. 
  9. Wear a cloth face covering and keep your distance from others (about 6 feet) if you need to travel to the Student Health Center for an appointment. 

If you develop a fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher), nasal congestion or runny nose, headache, loss of taste or smell, muscle or body aches, cough, chills, sore throat, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing: 

  1. Call the Student Health Center (904-256-8080) immediately to make an appointment to be evaluated.  A SHC provider will offer guidance on the management of your symptoms and testing options.  
  2. Do not show up at the SHC without FIRST making an appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted due to the risk of exposure to healthcare personnel and other patients in the SHC.  
  3. Avoid contact with others as you are considered contagious.   
  • Eat regular meals and drink plenty of fluids  
  • Get at least 8 hours of sleep per day 
  • Find a way to keep active, even if it is in your room. If you are COVID-19 positive do not exercise until cleared by your healthcare provider.   
  • Open your windows and get fresh air when you can  
  • Stay in contact with friends and family via phone or FaceTime/Skype/WhatsApp/etc.  
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking/vaping and recreational drug use
  • Once cleared by COVID-19 Response Team member. 
  • You must remain in quarantine for 10 days without the development of symptoms. 
  • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, while in quarantine, you must isolate for at least 10 days from the date of symptom onset. At that point you will be cleared by the SHC provider to return to campus activities.   
  • Once cleared by a SHC healthcare provider via a phone call or telehealth visit. 
  • Individuals with a competent immune system may be released from isolation after 10 days,  
  • AND if there has been no fever for 48 hours without a fever reducing agent (Acetaminophen (i.e., Tylenol)/ibuprofen (i.e., Advil)/multisymptom medication that contains acetaminophen or ibuprofen (i.e., Dayquil/Nyquil),  
  • AND their symptoms of COVID-19 have improved.  

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Health Sciences Complex
5491 Dolphin Point Blvd
Suite #1300
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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(904) 256-8080

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