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.
Helpful information and forms:
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild respiratory illness with symptoms of
- Cough (not from a chronic or known condition)
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches (not explained by exercise)
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat (not from a chronic or known condition)
Secondary symptoms may include:
- Congestion or runny nose (not from a chronic or known condition)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Unexplained fatigue
How can I help protect myself?
People can help protect themselves from 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 alcohol-based 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 have been in close contact with a diagnosed COVID-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.
How do I get tested for COVID-19?
Students are strongly encouraged to test at the University Testing Center. If students have tested positive for COVID-19 at an off-campus testing site, it is critical they upload their external test results to help the University identify high-risk or close contacts, provide timely notifications, and offer guidance on quarantining or self-isolation to prevent further transmission in our campus community.
It is easy for students (both undergraduate and graduate) to share their external test results with us:
Take a photo of your test result and upload it to your UHS Patient Portal. Instructions are as follows:
- Log into your UHS Patient Portal at nd.studenthealthportal.com.
- Click on the Document Upload Link.
- Choose “COVID Test Results” from the dropdown list.
- Select “Browse” and navigate to the test result image you would like to upload.
- Click “Save” after you have attached the document.
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.
- Wash your hands frequently, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Possible Symptoms Following Vaccines for Influenza and COVID-19 and the Daily Health Check
Potential Symptoms Following the Flu Vaccine:
After receiving the flu vaccine, only about one to two percent of people experience Flu Vaccine Side Effects, which may include headache, nausea, achiness, soreness at the injection site, and/or low-grade fever (<100.1*) for 48 hours or less. If you experience these symptoms, and they persist beyond 48 hours, please report them on your daily health check in order to assess for other potential causes.
Potential Symptoms Following the COVID - 19 Vaccine:
After receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, you may experience potential side effects in the 24-48 hours following your injection. COVID-19 side effects could include soreness or swelling at the injection site, fever, chills, tiredness, and headache for 48 hours or less. If you experience these symptoms, and they persist beyond 48 hours, please report them on your daily health check in order to assess for other potential causes.
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.