Managing COVID-19 Symptoms

BYU-Idaho cares deeply about your health and wellbeing. The following are guidelines recommended by our campus medical professionals regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and you develop a fever or symptoms such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

With COVID-19, it is important to know the factors that would indicate a need for testing. COVID-19 testing is not required at this time if a person can answer no to the following questions.

  1. Have you had contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19?
  2. Have you traveled to an area with a documented, ongoing spread of COVID-19 within the past 14 days?
  3. Are you a healthcare worker?

Currently, testing is not recommended for someone who does not meet the conditions outlined above. Since this list could change frequently, the most up-to-date information can be accessed by visiting the CDC website.

With this in mind, a person who answers no to these questions could still be sick with some other illness. Coughs, colds, and influenza are currently prevalent in our area. If a person is unable to manage their symptoms with conservative measures and over-the-counter products, they should contact their healthcare provider or the Student Health Center.

First published: 2020/03/16 @ 6:53 PM