Practicing personal responsibility and demonstrating personal leadership begins with recognizing when you may be ill.
While not everyone infected with COVID-19 develops symptoms, it is important to understand the most common reactions people have to the virus.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Fever 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 or vomiting
If you live off campus, it is crucial that you do not come to campus and, if you live on campus, to stay in your residence hall room. Studies show COVID-19 patients who are experiencing symptoms are most contagious the day symptoms appear.
If you are a student experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 (including, but not necessarily limited to, fever or chills; cough; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea), contact the Thrive Wellness Center at 864 -622-6078. If you are a student-athlete, contact the sports medicine department or your athletic trainer at 864-231-2144.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.