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Campus Health for Students and Employees

Covid-19 and Other Respiratory Illnesses

Stay home if you experience symptoms of a respiratory virus, such as a fever, sore throat, cough, or runny/stuffy nose. MADPH Guidance

You can begin normal activities with precautions if:

  • you’ve had no fever for 24 hours (without medications) AND
  • your other symptoms are improving

You may still be able to spread the virus that made you sick, even if you are feeling better. For at least 5 days after you resume normal activities, these additional precautions are recommended:

  • Avoid crowded indoor spaces and/or wear a mask when indoors around other people
  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid spending time with people at an increased risk for severe disease

Healthcare professionals should follow the more strict 5+ day isolation guidance for COVID-19, found in more detail here: MADPH Guidance in a healthcare setting

Exposures: You do NOT need to stay home if you’ve had an exposure, as long as you do not have any symptoms. You should monitor yourself closely for symptoms and stay home if you start to develop any signs of illness. You can also consider masking when indoors around others or in crowded spaces. 

Faculty Guidance for managing student attendance and absences

978-542-3240, SSU’s public health line for students and employees if you have additional questions or need individualized guidance. 

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