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What you need to know from the CDC

CDC: Coronavirus Information

  • Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.
  • Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

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. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms such as significant/worsening shortness of breath, confusion, or disorientation, seek your nearest Emergency Room (UCMC ED 513-584-1000) or emergency services (911) and let them know you are very ill, and may have COVID-19.

What you need to know from the University

If you have signs of COVID-19, do not come to campus.  (If you live on campus, stay in your room, report your symptoms to your RA, and report your symptoms in the COVID Check app.    

If you develop symptoms at work, leave immediately.

All faculty, staff, and students, whether living on or off-campus, are required to immediately report symptoms in the COVID Check app.  

What you need to know from UHS

Report your symptoms in the COVID Check app, and you will receive a call within 24 hours. Please make sure your ringer is on and you answer your phone. 

If you are a student living in UC Housing, stay in your room.  Contact your RA and let them know you will need meal deliveries.



If you have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, you will have a visit with a clinician, receive a medical evaluation and treatment, if indicated and be referred for testing.

Contact Us

University Health Services

Richard E. Lindner Center
2751 O'Varsity Way, 3rd Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0010

Mail Location: 0769
Phone: 513-556-2564
Fax: 513-556-1337