If You Feel Sick


Important: If you’re feeling sick, or suspect you may have been exposed to COVID-19, stay home. Don’t come to work or class.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Students should contact the Health & Wellness Center and college employees should contact your healthcare provider for guidance and notify your supervisor if you experience flu-like symptoms, or any of the following: 

  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Temperature greater than or equal to 100.0° Fahrenheit
  • Close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID‐19 or who is showing the above symptoms

If you don’t feel well or suspect you may have been exposed

Students, if you begin to show symptoms while in class or at work, notify your faculty member or supervisor and leave immediately. Limit contact with other individuals and contact the Health and Wellness Center.

Faculty and staff, if you begin to show symptoms while teaching class or at work, notify Human Resources, your department chair, or supervisor and leave immediately.  Contact your healthcare provider.

Quarantine and Isolation Policy

Students who test positive for COVID-19 will immediately move into isolation in designated areas or, if they choose, return home.

Arrangements will be made for students who are not able to attend class because of a brief illness or isolation, as has always been our policy.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19

Regardless of your vaccination/booster status

  • You will be required to remain in isolation for five days, beginning on the date that your first symptoms appeared or when your test was administered, whichever is earliest.
    After five days, you may leave isolation if you have remained asymptomatic or your symptoms have resolved.
  • You will be required to wear a mask indoors at all times while on campus for an additional five (5) days after your release from isolation, even in situations where you wouldn’t normally be required to wear masks, such as within your household or while competing and performing. NCAA swimmers and divers are excepted from this requirement while actively training and competing.

If you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

Regardless of your vaccination/booster status

  • You will be required to obtain a COVID-19 test five (5) days after the date of your exposure to the positive person.
  • You will not be required to quarantine. You must, however, wear a mask indoors at all times while on campus for an additional ten (10) days, even in situations where you wouldn’t normally be required to wear masks, such as within your household or while competing and performing. NCAA swimmers and divers are excepted from this requirement while actively training and competing

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