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Symptom Monitoring

Posted by on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 in .

Campus-wide approaches to safety and the practice of mask wearing and physical distancing are important as individuals can be without symptoms and still be COVID-19 positive. Individuals should conduct symptom monitoring every day before coming to campus and/or joining campus activities. It is our shared duty as a community to act responsibly. All individuals must be free of ANY symptoms related to COVID-19 to be on, or participate in, activities on campus.

According to the CDC, symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms or combinations of symptoms include:

  • 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

While monitoring symptoms is required, reporting symptoms in a symptom assessment tool is not mandatory.  If a student has symptoms, they should seek assessment at Student Health.  If faculty, staff or a postdoc has symptoms, they should seek assessment at Occupational Health or with their preferred physician.