Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
University Health Services will be available by appointment only during this time. Please call to schedule an appointment. All students, whether on campus or at home, can call UHS for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 574-631-7497.
Please visit here.nd.edu for information on the University’s actions to protect the health of the community, academic and research continuity, university operations, student life, and more.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild respiratory illness with symptoms of
- shortness of breath
How can I help protect myself?
People can help protect themselves with respiratory illness with everyday preventative actions.
- Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol0based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
If you think you're sick?
If you have fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and especially if you have traveled to a CDC Level 3 travel advisory country or have been in close contact with a diagnosed COIVD-19 patient, contact your health care provider by phone. They may decide to have you enter the health care facility via a specific entrance to avoid close contact with other patients in the waiting room. They will determine if further evaluation and testing may be necessary at this time.
If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Again, here are some healthy habits to prevent illness:
It cannot be emphasized enough that good self-care habits are vitally important, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then wash your hands as instructed above
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Don’t share food or drinks
- If you get sick, stay home and rest