No, do not go to work or class if you are feeling ill. If you are experiencing COVID symptoms (see below), stay home except to get tested so you don’t spread the virus to others if you are positive. Stay home as you wait for your test results. If you test negative, contact your health care provider (employees) or University Health Services (students) so they can assess your symptoms prior to your return to work or class. You may need additional follow-up care.
Instructors may offer general reminders that students with symptoms should not come to class, and may remind individual students in private conversations. They should not make assumptions about or ask about an individual student’s testing or vaccination status.
The symptoms of COVID-19 include: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. For some, these symptoms are mild, but they should not be overlooked, particularly if you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
If you test positive for COVID-19, follow the guidance of a medical provider or contact tracer or stay home and keep isolated from others.