What to Do If You Feel Sick

Summary

  1. Know the symptoms.
  2. Monitor your health everyday.
  3. If you feel sick, call your health provider.
  4. Isolate yourself.
  5. Report positive test results:

COVID-19 Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Daily Self-Checkup

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors must complete a daily health screening before coming to campus. Each day, employees and students will receive an email from healthscreening@ju.edu with a link to complete a series of health questions focusing on symptoms and exposure risk. Campus Security staff will provide visitors and guests access to this digital screening tool at the front gate, where they must complete it before entry to campus. This secure, automated technology will provide clear next steps based on each individual's response. Anyone experiencing one or more symptoms associated with COVID-19 will be asked to stay in their rooms or off campus that day. In serious cases, individuals will be urged to seek medical assistance or evaluation. Only select members of Jacksonville University's COVID Response Team will have access to the information gathered during these digital screenings, and the information is protected according to FERPA and HIPPA standards.

Note: Please complete the screening daily. You will be asked if you plan to come to campus that particular day. If you do not plan to be on campus, please select “no” where prompted. This will end the screening.

A screenshot of the self-health check app, which asks the user what exposure to COVID they may have had in the last week.

What to Do If You Test Positive for COVID-19

Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 should, first and foremost, stay home or in their room, and seek medical care if they are experiencing serious symptoms. Then, students should: 

  • Report positive test results as soon as possible to the Student Health Center at (904) 256-8080 or by filling out this form
  • After hours, Residential students should notify the RA On Duty for their community and non-residential students should fill out this form.  
  • If the positive student lives on campus, he or she will be relocated to isolation. A member of the Student Health Center will provide information for remaining in isolation and instructions on how students should self-monitor their health.  
  • A University representative who is certified in Contact Tracing will contact the individual to begin assessing the potential exposure to others. 
  • University staff will regularly check in with students in isolation. Meals will be provided and professors will be notified by the Office of the Dean of Students regarding the student’s need to either continue courses online or miss class due to illness.

For those with a mild to moderate case of COVID-19, after 10+ days in isolation, 48 hours without a fever (without a fever reducing agent), and if they’re symptoms have improved – they can discontinue isolation.

Members of the faculty or staff who test positive for COVID -19 should, first and foremost, stay home and seek medical care if they are experiencing serious symptoms. Then, University employees should: 

  • Notify Human Resources as soon as possible. 
  • A University representative who is certified in Contact Tracing will contact the individual to begin assessing the potential exposure to others. 

For those with a mild to moderate case of COVID-19, after 10+ days in isolation, 48 hours without a fever (without a fever reducing agent), and if they’re symptoms have improved – they can discontinue isolation.