COVID-19: Health and Safety Plan

Know the Symptoms

Revised December 11, 2020

Students, faculty, and staff are responsible for conducting a COVID-19 daily health self-screening by taking their temperature (to monitor for a fever over 100.4 F) and assessing any symptoms. The CDC provides a self-check symptom guide on its website. This action is especially important for those living, attending classes, or working on campus and should be conducted before one leaves their residence, including their residence hall, and arrives on campus. 

  • After screening, individuals demonstrating the below conditions should stay home:
    • A fever (100.4 F or greater) using an oral thermometer
    • and/or signs of an acute respiratory illness (i.e. dry cough, congestion or runny nose, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing)
    • and/or fatigue, muscle or body aches, sweats, or chills
    • and/or new loss of taste and/or smell
    • and/or headache
    • and/or sore throat
    • and/or nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting
  • If symptoms continue or progress, University community members should contact Student Health Services or their health care provider, as appropriate, for medical advice.

Please see Appendix A for a self-monitoring log. There is also an app available for Apple and Android devices that many have chosen to use for screening. Usage is subject to the terms and conditions of the app, which may not be within the control of the University.