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What happens when I have symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2–14 days after exposure to the virus and may range from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Check yourself everyday for COVID-19 symptoms

Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste and/or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you have one or more of these symptoms

If you have one or more of the symptoms listed above, you must:

  1. Email or call the Hope College Health Center right awayIf you are an employee, contact your healthcare provider right away. Students — do not stop into the Health Center without contacting them first. The Health Center staff will assess your symptoms, determine if you should be tested and provide further instruction.
  2. Self-quarantine until further notice. Stay at home or in your room. Do not go to class, dining halls or elsewhere on campus until you receive instruction from the Health Center or your healthcare provider.
  3. Wear a face covering and keep 6-foot distance from others, even roommates and residential cohorts at all times, until you receive instruction from the Health Center or your healthcare provider.

The Health Center will be providing COVID-19 tests for symptomatic students this semester. If it is determined that you need to be tested, the Health Center staff will administer the test on campus.    

For more information, please visit the CDC’s Symptoms of Coronavirus website.

The Hope community is relying on you!

By making good choices and following the protocols, you help reduce the spread of COVID-19 on Hope’s campus. Never disregard your symptoms or “tough out” your illness! Catching the virus early will slow the spread of COVID-19 on campus and will keep us in-person this semester. We rely on you!

For more information, please visit the CDC website.