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Whether you’re feeling sick with a cold, flu or COVID-19, there are campus resources to help. Here is what you should do if you feel sick.

Stay home

If you think you may have a cold, the flu or COVID-19, stay home. Most people with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms similar to a cold or the flu. Stay in the same room and minimize your contact/interactions with others. Learn more about isolation and quarantine. 

Give notice

If you’re going to miss class or work due to illness, give your professors or boss a heads up. Let them know that you aren’t feeling well and will be staying home. Be sure to ask about making up assignments, projects or exams if you are going to be out that day. 

Call ahead

If you’re feeling sick, contact a medical professional to talk through your symptoms and treatment options before seeking in-person care. Students can also contact the 24/7 NurseLine provided by Medical Services by calling 303-492-5101. This line connects students with medical staff to discuss symptoms and treatment options, including when it’s appropriate to take care of yourself at home or seek medical attention. 

If you or someone you know is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility

Notify the operator if you think you have COVID-19 or are seeking care for someone who might have COVID-19. Please call your medical provider if you experience any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Make an appointment at the Public Health Clinic 

If you are concerned your symptoms are due to COVID-19, you can make an appointment for a telehealth or in-clinic visit at our Public Health Clinic by scheduling online or calling 303-492-5432. An appointment is required to visit the Public Health Clinic. Drop-in appointments for the Public Health Clinic are not available.

During your appointment, a medical provider will review your symptoms, discuss testing options if needed and provide additional resources to help you feel better. 

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