Return of the Sharks: Student Guidelines

8 A New Daily Routine: Symptom Monitoring & Personal Hygiene Symptom Self-Monitoring Based on CDC guidance, NSU requires those who have COVID-19 symptoms to remain at home or in your assigned residence hall unit, and avoid using NSU facilities until you have met the criteria for discontinuing home isolation, per current CDC guidelines. All symptoms must be gone before it’s safe for you to return to campus. Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. This list is accurate as of June 2020, please refer to current guidelines at . If you do feel sick, contact your health care provider immediately and follow the CDC-recommended steps for self-isolation. There are more tips at . Notify NSU’s COVID-19 case manager at . For general information, please call the COVID-19 hotline at (954) 262-2021 . You must not return to classrooms or labs—or use NSU facilities—until you meet the criteria to discontinue home isolation. Most in-person classes will also be available remotely so you can keep up with coursework if you feel up to it. It may not be possible to offer some labs and clinical experiences remotely, but the NSU COVID-19 case manager will connect you with your college’s COVID-19 case liaison to talk through academic and student support options, according to your program of study. Check for Fever and Symptoms Every Morning. Students, faculty, and staff are required to conduct symptom self-monitoring every day before reporting to campus, class or work. Self-monitoring means that, each morning, everyone will check their temperature and ensure that they are not exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. Students must be free of ANY symptoms potentially related to COVID-19, or have had an evaluation and clearance by their personal physician or NSU’s Student Health Clinic, to be eligible to attend in-person classes or otherwise use campus facilities or public spaces. According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. By coming to campus or work at NSU, and based on the statement of accountability in the Code of Student Conduct, you are acknowledging that you have completed the self-monitoring requirements each day, and confirm that you do not have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and are safe to access NSU facilities. Temperature Checks Students, faculty, and staff are required to self-monitor temperatures each day before coming to class, campus, or work. If you have a temperature, do not come to class, work, or access NSU facilities in person. There will be some NSU higher-risk environments where symptom screening and temperature checks will be required for entry, such as in the NSU Health Clinics and the College of Dental Medicine. What To Do If Symptoms Develop If any symptoms develop, you must stay at home or in your residence hall unit. Do not report to class or use campus facilities if you are symptomatic . If you develop symptoms while on campus, in class, or at work, please return to your home or residence hall unit immediately. Contact your health care provider and follow the CDC-recommended steps for self-isolation at . Also, please notify NSU’s COVID-19 case manager at . For general information, please call the COVID-19 hotline at (954) 262-2021 . See page 8 for CDC’s list of symptoms. COVID-19 Testing If your health care provider or the NSU COVID-19 case manager believes it is necessary or appropriate for you to be tested for COVID-19, they will provide you with a referral and instructions. What If I Test Positive for COVID-19? Students who are notified of positive test results for COVID-19, and plan to visit an NSU campus or location, should immediately report their test results to NSU’s COVID-19 case manager at . For general information, please call the COVID-19 hotline at (954) 262-2021 . You should also notify your own personal physician if you test positive. The NSU COVID-19 case manager will help assess your particular case and situation to provide you with guidance, contact information, and support for your physical and mental health. Additionally, you will be connected with college COVID-19 liaison staff member, who can assist with support services, academic needs, and access to continued student services or other assistance. | Return of the Sharks: Student Guidelines • Fever or chills • Cough • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Fatigue • Muscle or body aches • Headache • New loss of taste or smell • Sore throat • Congestion or runny nose • Nausea or vomiting • Diarrhea The symptoms listed above are informed by the CDC as of June 17, 2020; please refer to current guidelines at: 9 DO THE RIGHT THING. DON’T COME TO CLASS OR LEAVE HOME IF YOU ARE SICK OR SHOWING SYMPTOMS. IT PUTS OTHERS AT RISK. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR SHARK FAMILY. SYMPTOMS? FEVER? TESTED POSITIVE? CONTACT NSU’S COVID-19 CASE MANAGER FOR SUPPORT. EMAIL COVIDCASE@NOVA.EDU COVID-19 SYMPTOMS