For Faculty & Staff – I feel sick: What do I do?

  • Isolate yourself and do not come to campus.
  • Contact the Faculty and Staff Clinic at (743) 223-4217 and speak with a nurse to help determine if you should go to work, based on your symptoms; need help accessing care; have COVID-19 medical questions; or if you are not feeling well while at work.
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, test positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19 you should also inform your supervisor.
  • Faculty and staff must be cleared by the Faculty and Staff Clinic before returning to on-site work.

People infected with COVID-19, even those who don’t have any symptoms of illness, can spread the virus to others. If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, seek medical advice and follow these safety guidelines. Individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure. Testing for COVID-19 after a possible exposure can be part of a tool to see if you are infected, but a negative test does not reliably predict if you are or will become infected. It is important to quarantine after an exposure for the full 14 days to prevent the spread of infection to others even if your test is negative.

If you have symptoms of possible COVID-19, you should contact a medical provider to discuss symptoms and possible testing. The medical provider will determine if isolation is necessary. It is important to know that a negative COVID-19 test does not always mean you are not currently infected. It is important to consult with a medical professional to understand your test results. If you are sick you should also follow these additional guidelines:

Stay at home or in your assigned isolation space

People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are often able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. If you share a living space you should isolate yourself away from others to prevent the spread of infection. Use a separate bathroom if possible and avoid being in common areas when others are present. If you must be near someone, wear a face mask and continue to use practice physical distancing and good hygiene. Do not visit public areas.

Consult medical provider

Stay in touch with your medical provider. If your symptoms worsen or change, call to speak with a medical provider for advice. If you need an appointment call first. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.

Avoid public transportation

Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.