Important Health Advice
Important Health Advice
Health Services and Hartford HealthCare, our on campus health provider, are vital partners in our fight against COVID-19.
If You Feel Ill
Although there are strict safety precautions in place and we are all wearing masks and maintaining social distance, there is still a chance of becoming ill.
Here is what to do if you are concerned you may have COVID-19:
monitor for symptoms
Be aware of the following symptoms when you are completing your daily LiveSafe health questionnaire or at any other time of day:
- Fever (100.4° or higher) 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, vomiting, diarrhea
If you report symptoms during your health screening, stay in your room or off-campus. Health Services will be in touch with you.
If you are tested off campus and the results are positive, stay in your room or off campus and contact Health Services at 860.768.6601.
If you experience the above symptoms, do not go to class. Stay in your room and call Health Services at 860.768.6601 (between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday) or GoHealth Urgent Care at 860.200.7701 after hours.
*Please note: Health Services is not taking walk-ins. All visits are by appointment.
Health Services will either ask you to come into their offices or will conduct a virtual visit. If necessary, Health Services can test you for COVID-19. Results are typically available in 2-3 days.
You will only be placed in quarantine if you are identified as someone at risk of direct exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Please note that the University will directly contact any community member who has been determined to be at risk and needs to quarantine.
If you are required to quarantine, you will stay in quarantine for 14 days since the last day of contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19. You will need to remain in their quarantine space—meals will be delivered, classes will be taken remotely, and laundry service will be provided.
All students who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate themselves. The isolation period will last for 10 days from the day the COVID-19 test was performed. You will need to remain in your isolation space—meals will be delivered, classes will be taken remotely, and laundry service will be provided.
Contact Tracing is used by health departments to prevent the spread of infectious disease. In general, contact tracing involves identifying people who have an infectious disease, and people with whom they came in contact in an effort to interrupt disease spread. Part of the prevention process may include asking people with COVID-19 to isolate and their contacts to quarantine at home.
We must all do our part to protect ourselves and others by wearing face coverings and staying 6 feet away from others. Please also practice good person hygiene:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol content.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue into the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.