COVID-19 Daily Symptom Monitoring and Checking
It is important to get into a daily habit of monitoring your symptoms. Faculty, staff, and students who plan to be on campus, must check to COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering campus. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you have a fever (greater than 100.4), feel warm or have chills?
- Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- Cough (persistent & productive)
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Other respiratory symptoms (sneezing, wheezing & congestion)
- Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
- Have you, or someone in your household had close, unprotected contact (spent longer than 15 minutes within 6 feet of someone who was sick with a fever and cough) with a suspected or known COVID-19 patient or with someone who has been placed on home quarantine by the Department of Health?
If your answer is NO
to #1, #2, and #3, please exercise the following guidelines:
- Wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol sanitizer before starting work and frequently throughout the day,
- Practice social distancing- sit and/or stand at least 6 feet from other people, do not shake hands or hug people, and do not share food or drinks,
- Sanitize your work area frequently or at least daily,
- Avoid touching your face. If you start to feel feverish or have respiratory symptoms, take the appropriate actions to either leave work and contact your healthcare provider immediately,
- Wear a face covering or mask when around others.
If your answer is YES
to any of the questions:
STUDENTS, please call Student Health and Counseling Center at 262-595-2366 to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
EMPLOYEES, please call your healthcare provider or use one of the free Symptom Checkers offered by local healthcare providers and the State of Wisconsin who will connect you to medical personnel. If you answered YES to any of the above symptoms, it is the responsibility of the employee to go home, self-quarantine and/or inform their supervisor/human resources of the need to follow up with their primary care provider.
Symptom Checking Resources
Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool provides a screening tool and recommendations for next steps based on your responses
Wisconsin Health Connect link provides a screening tool and connects you to medical professionals to answer any questions you may have.