As we continue to navigate cold and flu season, COVID-19, and other communicable diseases, the Campus Health Committee would like to share some information and a few reminders to consider as we begin the semester. We ask that you remain vigilant about community spread and do all that you can do to stay healthy.
The CDC also indicates that Forsyth County is seeing high rates of COVID-19 transmission, and we continue to have reported positive cases in our community.
To stay safe from seasonal health threats:
- Masks remain an effective personal strategy to mitigate the risk of contracting viruses. We ask that you demonstrate respect and kindness for one another’s personal risk tolerance and wellbeing, as well as empathy for those whose assessment of risk may differ from your own.
- Avoid being around people who are actively ill.
- Consider avoiding large gatherings.
- Get your flu shot and an updated fall/winter COVID booster if you are eligible.
If you show symptoms of illness, contact the Student Health Service (students) or your healthcare provider (faculty and staff) for care as needed. During this time, please isolate until your symptoms are improved and you have not had a fever (without fever-reducing medications) for 24 hours. For gastrointestinal illnesses, such as norovirus, you can be contagious for up to two days after your symptoms have resolved.
While COVID-19 is manageable, it is still with us. If you take a home COVID-19 test and are positive or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms:
- Remain in isolation for at least five (5) days after symptom onset and after fever ends for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving. (CDC Guidelines), and wear a well-fitting mask for at least five days following release.
- Students who test positive for COVID should report their positive result to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more.
- Faculty and staff who have COVID-related questions can email email@example.com or call 743-223-4217.
Thank you for your commitment to keeping our community healthy.