If You Are Sick

Last Updated: January 7, 2021

Health and Wellness Screening

  • Take the online campus check-in health screening before each time you come to campus or if living in residence halls every day.
  • Take your temperature at least once per day.
  • Individuals should not come on to campus or report to class while showing any of the following symptoms: fever (over 100.4°F (38°C)), cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, lack of appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting.

Exposure and Testing for COVID-19

The individual must complete the Exposure, Testing and Confirmed Diagnosis form, an online self-reporting tool, to appropriately notify of an exposure to COVID-19. Exposure is defined as being in close proximity for fifteen minutes (according to the ISDH and CDC) or more with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, with or without a face covering.

  • You may also contact the Office of the Dean of Students by calling 812-488-2500 or by email at deanofstudents@evansville.edu for additional assistance
  • Do not visit the University Health Center. This is a “clean clinic,” and will not be testing or accepting COVID-19 patients. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and would like a referral or to talk to someone, you can reach the Health Center at 812-488-2033
  • Resources for testing are available in Indiana through medical providers:
    • Ascension St. Vincent Evansville
      • Ascension requires an order or referral from a medical professional to receive COVID-19 testing. This allows us to confirm your diagnosis and follow-up with next steps with a primary care provider (PCP) to appropriately treat symptoms.
      • Students seeking testing, or experiencing symptoms may call their Primary Care Provider, St. Vincent Urgent Care at 812-853-9651, or the Student Health Center at 812-488-2033. The Student Health Center hours during the term is 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
      • The Ascension Online 24/7 Care using your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
      • St. Vincent Urgent Care - 812-853-9651 Monday-Sunday 9:00 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.
    • Deaconess Health
      • If you have been exposed or near someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and are not experiencing symptoms, you can seek COVID-19 testing at a Deaconess facility. Appointments can be scheduled online for test sites for the Deaconess test sites at Lynch Road, Downtown, Henderson and Gibson County.
      • If you are currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and need a medical evaluation, you can receive an evaluation and testing if necessary, through Deaconess. Your appointment can be scheduled online urgent care for Urgent Care locations at North Park and Gateway and the Respiratory Clinic at Deaconess Clinic Downtown.
    • Mercy Urgent Care
      • All locations are open Monday-Saturday 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
      • No appointment necessary
      • Tests Available Include:
        1. Rapid Test
          1. Results take 15-30 minutes
          2. Tests for COVID-19 only
        2. PCR Molecular Test
          1. Results take 45 minutes - 1 hour
          2. Tests for COVID-19, Flu, Pneumonia, Common Cold, and 15 other viruses and pathogens
          3. You must have symptoms to have this test performed
        3. Lab Send Off Test
          1. Results take 2-3 business days
          2. Tests for COVID-19 only
    • OptumServe
  • For individuals using public transportation to travel to testing sites, it is imperative that you wear a mask or face covering and practice social distancing as much as possible. The Metropolitan Evansville Transport System (METS) public bus access and other transportation services (i.e. taxi, Uber, Lyft), will not allow passengers to travel without wearing a mask or face covering.

Guidance for Isolation and Quarantine

  1. Tested Positive: Individuals who are symptomatic and test positive for COVID-19 should self-isolate until they are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications and 10 days have elapsed since the symptoms first started. If the individual is asymptomatic, they will need to isolate for ten days after the positive test.
  2. Exposure: Anyone exposed to COVID-19 should stay home and quarantine for 10 days after their last contact with a person who has the virus. Quarantine should only end if the person has had no symptoms or has received a negative PCR test on day 10.
  3. Returning to Campus: You should not return to campus until you have met the CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation.
  4. Recovery: If a person has been diagnosed positive with COVID-19 within the last 3 months and is identified as a close contact, then that person will not need to self-quarantine if asymptomatic. If symptoms of COVID-19 are present, then the individual should self-quarantine and get tested for reinfection.

Contact Tracing

If you are tested and found to be positive, you will be contacted by trained contact tracing personnel and you will need to provide information about your recent contacts. All faculty, staff, and students will be asked to agree to comply with contact tracing protocols in order to reduce the exposure of COVID-19 quickly and effectively.

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