COVID-19 Guidance

Updated COVID-19 and Respiratory Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released updated recommendations for how people can protect themselves and their communities from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. While this updated guidance continues to recommend that those with COVID or influenza stay home and away from others, it also indicates they may return to normal activities when, for at least 24 hours, symptoms are improving overall, and if a fever was present, it has been gone without use of a fever-reducing medication.

Given these recommendations, students who test positive for COVID are no longer required to isolate for five days. Instead, if students have mild or improving symptoms and are fever-free for at least 24 hours, they may return to their normal activities. It is also recommended that students wear a mask for five days.
Students who would like to consult with a provider can call University Health Services (UHS) at 574-631-7497 to make an appointment or schedule online. UHS does not take walk-ins. Providers are available to see students between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday. For after hours or weekend care, please utilize TimelyCare.