What to do If You Show Symptoms of COVID-19
As the COVID virus continues to be a health and safety risk, 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. They will be able to provide you with an at-home test kit.
Any student who tests positive for COVID will be required to isolate. The expectation is that any student who is within a 5-hour drive of campus will travel home for the isolation period. If that is not possible, the student will be moved into the designated isolation housing on campus and required to comply with all isolation procedures. 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 quarantine/isolation housing 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.