Students experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms should stay at your residence hall, home or other location and contact a healthcare provider immediately.
All students experiencing symptoms can make an in-person or virtual COVID-19 telehealth appointment at Wardenburg Health Center online or by calling 303-492-5432. A provider will be able to help you determine a care plan and testing options.
If you have a roommate:
If you have a roommate, they do not need to quarantine at this time. Once you get your test result, it will determine whether or not they will need to quarantine and get tested.
Step 2: Make an appointment and get tested
You should work with a provider to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. A variety of test sites are available to students.
Wardenburg Health Center
Students with symptoms will need to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment before scheduling a COVID-19 test at Wardenburg Health Center. Students getting a COVID test and/or checking for an appointment at the Public Health Clinic should go to the COVID testing tent located in Wardenburg parking lot 310.
Boulder County Public Health
Other testing locations are available through Boulder County Public Health. Result times may vary by location. Students who are tested through other locations, including Boulder County Public Health locations must report their test results to CU Boulder by uploading through the MyCUHealth portal.
Step 3: What to do while waiting for test results
Students who are ill and waiting for test results should begin isolating at your residence hall, home or other location immediately.
While isolating, rest and monitor your symptoms. It is important to stay at your residence hall, home or other location and restrict all activities that put you in contact with others, unless you are seeking medical care. If you need to pick up food or other essential items, consider delivery first. If you must go out for food, wear a face covering, wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently, and maintain at least 6 feet distance from others. If your symptoms worsen contact a health provider immediately.
Seek emergency medical attention (Call 911) if you are showing any of the following symptoms:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
*This list does not cover all possible symptoms. Please call a medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Step 5: Receive test results
If you are tested at Wardenburg Health Center, you will be notified by Medical Services if you are negative or positive within 1-2 days.
Negative Test Result (-)
If you are negative, you will receive an email that will link to a secure message in the MyCUHealth portal.
If you receive a negative test result and had a known COVID-19 exposure, you still need to finish your 14 day quarantine. It is required to finish the quarantine period because symptoms can still occur up to 14 days after exposure to a positive person.
Positive Test Result (+)
If you are positive, you will receive an email that will link to a secure message in the MyCUHealth portal.
On Campus Students
If you receive a positive test result, continue to isolate in your residence hall and you will be contacted by Health & Wellness Administrative Services within 1-3 hours. Students living on campus will receive more information about relocating to an isolation room when they are contacted by Administrative Services.
If you have a roommate or roommates, let them know as they should self-quarantine for 14 days and get tested after day 7 of exposure. Roommates, who are considered close contacts, will be contacted by a contact tracer.