What to do if you’re feeling sick

first_imgWhether you’re feeling sick with a cold, flu or COVID-19, there are campus resources to help. Here is what you should do if you feel sick.Stay homeIf you think you may have a cold, the flu or COVID-19, stay home. Most people with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms similar to a cold or the flu. Stay in the same room and minimize your contact/interactions with others. Learn more about isolation and quarantine. Give noticeIf you’re going to miss class or work due to illness, give your professors or boss a heads up. Let them know that you aren’t feeling well and will be staying home. Be sure to ask about making up assignments, projects or exams if you are going to be out that day. Call aheadIf you’re feeling sick, contact a medical professional to talk through your symptoms and treatment options before seeking in-person care. Students can also contact the 24/7 NurseLine provided by Medical Services by calling 303-492-5101. This line connects students with medical staff to discuss symptoms and treatment options, including when it’s appropriate to take care of yourself at home or seek medical attention. If you or someone you know is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:Trouble breathingPersistent pain or pressure in the chestNew confusionInability to wake or stay awakeBluish lips or faceCall 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facilityNotify the operator if you think you have COVID-19 or are seeking care for someone who might have COVID-19. Please call your medical provider if you experience any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.Make an appointment at the Public Health Clinic If you are concerned your symptoms are due to COVID-19, you can make an appointment for a telehealth or in-clinic visit at our Public Health Clinic by scheduling online or calling 303-492-5432. An appointment is required to visit the Public Health Clinic. Drop-in appointments for the Public Health Clinic are not available.During your appointment, a medical provider will review your symptoms, discuss testing options if needed and provide additional resources to help you feel better. For information on the current dial status, campus restrictions and general updates, please visit the Protect Our Herd website.  For information on COVID-19 illness support and prevention, testing, quarantine and isolation, mental health and other resources, please visit the Medical Services COVID-19 resource page. More Health & Wellness ArticlesTags:COVIDFluIllnesslast_img

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