Think you have COVID or were exposed? Here’s what to do

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I have COVID symptoms. 

You are required to report potential symptoms of COVID-19 to the university.

These are the symptoms of COVID-19. You may experience only a few symptoms and they may be mild:       

  • Body aches
  • Chills
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat or scratchy throat

If you have any of these symptoms, you should:

  • Report through the COVID Reporter regardless of whether or not you are vaccinated
  • You can take an antigen test for free at a university testing site.
  • If your symptoms are due to a previously diagnosed medical condition such as seasons allergies, you do not have to report them
  • You should not go to work or class – or socialize – until you speak with someone at CSU Public Health   

I’ve tested positive for COVID.

You may be tested for COVID through a testing site such as a county site or a pharmacy,  through your medical provider, or a home test.

If any of these test results are positive, you should:

  • Report through the COVID Reporter immediately
  • Do not go to work, class or socialize until you are contacted by CSU Public Health

I believe I have been exposed to COVID.

The steps to follow if you have potentially been exposed to COVID depend upon a variety of factors. 

  • Report through the COVID Reporter immediately
  • You can take an antigen test for free at a university testing site
  • The public health official assigned to your case may provide you with additional direction based on your circumstances
  • If you test positive through a non-CSU testing site or with a home test, report through the COVID Reporter