Students - Learning to live with COVID-19
Like you, our campus community is learning to live with COVID-19. If you suspect that you have been exposed to or may have COVID-19, then please adhere to the following:
Health Services should be your first point of contact. Students who come to JCSU’s Health Center with respiratory illnesses or COVID-like symptoms will have a special check-in. Those students will be cared for by a team of professionals to limit exposure to other patients and staff in the building.
Know the symptoms of COVID-19. You should practice “self-care” and monitor your day-to-day well-being, since people with COVID-19 have reported symptoms ranging from mild to severe illness. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Fatigue
- 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 and there are instances when people can be asymptomatic, meaning that they display no immediate symptoms and test positive for COVID-19. As mentioned previously, if a student exhibits respiratory illnesses, COVID-like symptoms or just “don’t feel well,” they are strongly encouraged to visit the Health Center immediately.
What if I Get COVID-19?
We know that we will not be able to prevent members of our community from getting sick. It is just our reality. To help ease the transition to quarantine or isolation, students are encouraged to keep a small duffle back packed with hygiene and clothing necessities. The University has designated residential spaces where students will be moved to, until their quarantine or isolation period are over. Once there, the delivery of meals (for on-campus students), access to counseling and mental health services and other necessities (i.e., cleaning materials and services) will be coordinated through the Health Center, Counseling Center, Perkins Food Management Services and Housing and Residence Life. Academic Affairs and Student Affairs will work together to assist students with the completion of their coursework.
Critically Ill and Transportation to a Local Medical Facility
If a student who has been in isolation must be transported to a local hospital, the student will be responsible for all transportation and hospital/treatment fees, co-pays, deductibles and/or payments.
Remember, as an enrolled JCSU student, you are covered by a supplemental insurance plan. Your final, financial obligation can also depend on your personal or familial insurance coverage. To learn more about the University’s supplemental insurance plan, please contact Dr. Marian Jones, Director of Health and Wellness, at 704.378.1074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.