What to do If You Show Symptoms of COVID-19
In light of the new data showing that the Delta variant can also infect those who have been vaccinated, everyone should carefully self-monitor for any symptoms of COVID, even if they are mild. If you do experience any of the known symptoms (see below), you should contact Health Services Mon-Fri during normal business hours at 410-778-7261. Or if your symptoms begin after-hours or over the weekend, call 410-480-1196 and report your symptoms to the Quarantine & Isolation Coordinator on duty.
Health Services or the Q&I Coordinator will advise on next steps, which may include getting tested right away at Kirby Stadium or in Health Services, self-quarantine measures, or a move to Quarantine housing. These decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis, as there are several variables that will be considered (such as vaccination status, availability of testing at the time the symptoms are reported, living situation, etc.), but all students should be prepared to transition to quarantine housing if ordered to do so by our health officers.
If a move to either quarantine (Reid Hall) or isolation housing (Corsica Hall) is required, Quarantine & Isolation Coordinators will provide care and monitoring for our students. This includes meal delivery, daily check-ins, picking up personal items, and more.
COVID - Know the Symptoms!
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms that feel like seasonal allergies, to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- 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
Seek medical care immediately if you are experiencing any Emergency Warning Signs, which include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake and bluish lips or face.