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 and staff are expected to complete their own daily self-checkup to help monitor their health. Before heading to class or work, answer the following questions and seek advice from your healthcare provider if you have concerns.

Daily Self-checkup Questions Yes No

Have you felt sick or had a fever of over 100.4 degrees in the past 24 hours?

Check mark signifying yes X mark signifying no

Have you had any of these symptoms in the past 24 hours?

  • 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
Check mark signifying yes X mark signifying no

In the last 14 days have you been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?

Check mark signifying yes X mark signifying no

Have you traveled outside the state in the past 14 days?

Check mark signifying yes X mark signifying no

What to do next

  • Answer NO to all: Report to class or work.
  • Answer YES to one or more questions, and/or have a fever: Stay home.
    • Students: Call the Student Health Center at (904) 256-8080, or your health care provider.
    • Faculty and Staff: Call your health care provider.

*Note: The University is exploring digital tools that automatically prompt members of our campus to perform their daily self-checkup. Look for more information on how to access these resources and how they will assist us in maintaining a healthy campus this fall.

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.