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
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
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.