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Can I work on campus if I have symptoms?

Key terms used on this page

Moderate-Severe SymptomsOne or more of the following: Fever (> 100 F) OR Persistent cough (dry or wet) OR Wheezing or trouble breathing OR Moderate muscle aches OR Physician diagnosis of likely COVID.

Mild SymptomsSudden change in smell or taste OR Two or more of the following: Feverish or chills, without fever OR Sore throat OR Mild cough OR Chest pain OR Headache OR Mild fatigue and muscle ache OR Nausea or diarrhea.

Minimal Symptoms: Those not meeting the descriptions of moderate-severe or mild symptoms above, or symptoms related to other known medical conditions.

Can I work on campus if I tested COVID-positive?

NO, you cannot work on campus until you meet ALL of the conditions below:

  • No fever at least 7 days
  • AND any respiratory symptoms have improved
  • AND at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
  • AND cleared by the Occupational Health Center

Can I work on campus if I have moderate-severe symptoms but have not been tested or tested COVID-negative?

NO, you cannot work on campus until you meet ALL of the conditions below:

  • No fever at least 7 days
  • AND any respiratory symptoms have improved
  • AND at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
  • AND cleared by the Occupational Health Center

Can I work on campus if I have mild symptoms but have not been tested or tested COVID-negative?

NO, you cannot work on campus until you meet ALL of the conditions below:

  • No feverish feeling, sore throat, or diarrhea for at least 72 hours
  • AND any respiratory symptoms have improved
  • AND at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

Can I work on campus if I have minimal symptoms but have not been tested or tested COVID-negative?

You may return after 72 hours of feeling better

OR sooner if there is a KNOWN diagnosis that would explain those symptoms, such as allergies, with symptoms improved with allergy medication.

This guidance is summarized in the following table

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