CDC Self-Care for Coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention provides guidance for those who either test positive, have symptoms, or have been a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

How Student Health Services Can Help

If you are ill, you should test for COVID-19. You can use a home test kit available at pharmacies and on-campus sites. You can also contact Student Health Services for an appointment. If you test positive, and have an underlying medical condition that puts you at higher risk for experiencing a severe outcome of COVID-19, please contact your health care provider or Student Health Services to learn about treatment options.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms:

  • Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed and continue for 10 days, 
  • Avoid public places where you are unable to wear masks, 
  • Test yourself 5 days after your last exposure, 
  • And test anytime you develop symptoms. 

If you have symptoms and test negative with a home antigen test, you should repeat a rapid home antigen test in 48 hours. You can also contact Student Health Services for an appointment for evaluation and testing if you become ill.

In addition to in-person services at our new facility, which includes an on-site pharmacy, Student Health Services continues to offer telehealth visits to students when needed.

CDC Self-Care for Coronavirus

The CDC has several resources for what to do if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick with COVID-19. When directed by your health care provider, please consult this resource:

10 Tips from the CDC

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Emergency Care

If you experience these symptoms*, seek emergency medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

If this is a medical emergency notify the dispatcher that you have COVID-19 or symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. Put on your facemask before emergency medical services arrive:

  • On-campus, call University Police at 716-645-2222
  • Off-campus, dial: 911

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