Symptoms of COVID-19
High Risk Symptoms - Fever (≥100.4° F), new cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell.
Low Risk Symptoms - Fever (<100.4° F), congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, sore throat, headache, body aches.
Need to report symptoms, exposure, or positive test results of COVID-19?
All members of the Lindenwood community (students, faculty, and staff) should complete a daily screening to check their temperature, monitor any symptoms, and ensure they have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Those who are displaying symptoms, have been exposed, or have tested positive for COVID-19, will need to complete the Initial Assessment Survey.
Decisions related to symptoms and exposure will typically follow the flow chart. However, each case will be individually assessed.
Decision Flow for COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure
Symptom and Exposure Definition
- High-risk Symptoms: Fever (≥100.4° F), new cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell
- Low-risk symptoms: Fever (<100.4°F), congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, headache, body aches
- Exposure: Close contact (<6 feet) for ≥ 15 minutes, regardless of mask use
One low-risk symptom AND no known exposure
- If employee or student identifies one low-risk symptom AND has not been exposed to anyone with a known COVID-19 positive test result, they can self-monitor for 24 hours.
- They should not attend work, class, or other university-sanctioned activities.
- Students using on-campus dining options should take all food to-go.
- If fever free and symptom free after 24 hours, the individual can resume regular activities.
≥2 low-risk symptoms, OR 1 high risk symptom, AND no known exposure
- Employee or student should contact healthcare provider.
- Healthcare provider may recommend COVID-19 test or examine patient for alternative diagnosis.
- If COVID-19 test is recommended, individual must self-quarantine until test results are returned.
- If negative test, individual may resume normal activities and leave quarantine once they are symptom free. Students must be cleared by the Dean of Students.
- If positive test, follow isolation protocols. Individual may leave isolation after 10 days AND 24 hour fever- free AND approval of clinician.
- If alternate diagnosis, return to normal activities 24 hour symptom free
- Self-quarantine for 14 days from date of exposure.
- If symptoms develop, obtain COVID-19 test.
If individual is asymptomatic but decides to get a COVID-19 test, and receives a negative test, continue to self-quarantine until end of 14 days. The incubation period for COVID-19 is 14 days. It is possible for exposed person to be negative on day of test, but still develop symptoms within the 14-day time period.
Questions or Concerns?
- Students - Dean of Students, Dr. Shane Williamson
(636) 949-4985 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Employees - Director of Employee Benefits, Candace Terry
(636) 627-2589 or email@example.com
- St. Charles County COVID-19 Hotline 636-949-1899
- Student Health Center (636) 949-4525
Local Healthcare Providers
- Total Access Urgent Care
2128 1st Capitol Drive
- Our Urgent Care
2893 Veterans Memorial Parkway
References to healthcare providers are for informational purposes only and do not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Lindenwood. Individuals are solely responsible for evaluating and making their own healthcare decisions and are responsible for costs associated with the same.