What you need to know from the CDC
- 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
- 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
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 to COVIDWatch@uc.edu.)
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 to COVIDWatch@uc.edu.
What you need to know from UHS
Report your symptoms by emailing COVIDWatch@uc.edu with your name and cellphone number, and you will receive an immediate response with instructions and a link to our REDCap database. Click on the link and follow the instructions.
A UHS clinician will review your responses and provide individual guidance. Please be patient – due to the high volume of inquiries, UHS may take up to the next day to respond.
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.
FOR STUDENTS ONLY
IF YOU ARE SICK AND WANT AN APPOINTMENT at UHS, PLEASE CALL 513-556-2564.
If you have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, you will have a telephone or video visit with a clinician, receive a medical evaluation and treatment, if indicated and be referred for testing.