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:

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

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, they will enter 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.
  • The Student Health Center will evaluate students in isolation and clear them to return class and other activities when it is safe for them to do so.

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: 

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.