I’m concerned about COVID-19 and my health risks. What should I do?

If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19: You should remain in self-isolation and follow the advice of your health care provider and local public health officials. Read the CDC guidance on self-isolation.

If you have been tested for COVID-19 but don’t yet have results back: You should remain in self-quarantine. Follow the instructions of your health care provider and local public health officials.

If you have traveled to places with community spread of COVID-19 or live in a place with community spread, such as Dane County: You should follow guidance to self-quarantine and the directions provided by local public health officials.

If you are currently under orders to self-quarantine: Please continue to follow self-quarantine instructions under the guidance of your health care provider and local health officials.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 — 100.4 F or higher fever, cough, and shortness of breath: Stay home. Call University Health Services 608-265-5600 or your personal medical provider immediately. Before going to a clinic, urgent care, or to an emergency room, call ahead and tell them your symptoms and recent travel history.

If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19: You should discontinue contact with anyone who is sick. You should monitor yourself for symptoms, including fever (100.4 F and above), cough, and shortness of breath.

  • For students in University Housing, if you or someone you know needs help finding an appropriate space to limit contact with someone who is sick, please contact the House Fellow on Duty number, which is unique for different halls and posted throughout each building. For all other students, please consider relocating, asking roommates to relocate, or taking appropriate measures to minimize your contact with others.
  • Any person who is sick should stay in a specific room and away from other people in their home. They should follow CDC home care guidance, which includes cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces at least daily in household common areas including laptops, TV remote controls, tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, and sinks.
  • Other people in the home should avoid spaces where sick people spend time.

If you are sick but do not have symptoms of COVID-19 (100.4 F or higher fever, cough, and shortness of breath): Stay home. Call University Health Services 608-265-5600 or another medical provider immediately. Before going to a clinic, urgent care, or to an emergency room, call ahead and tell them your symptoms and recent travel history.

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