COVID-19 Resources and Self-Reporting Forms

All Faculty, Admin, & Staff:
• As we diligently strive to do all we can to stay safe, BYU-Idaho is doing our best to keep you informed of the COVID-19 status on campus. However, in order for this to be successful, we need everyone’s help.
• If you get sick with COVID-19, please contact your supervisor immediately and let them know of your situation.
• Also, you will be asked to complete a brief Employee COVID-19 Form. This form will be used to help BYU-Idaho track “Active”, and “Resolved” cases across campus.

Supervisors:
• If a member of your team becomes sick with COVID-19, and they contact you, please encourage your employee to fill out the Employee COVID-19 Form.

Students:
• Please fill out the Student Tested Positive - Help Request form

Latest Information 

Are you feeling sick?

  • If you are not feeling well, do not come to work or campus. If a person thinks they might be infected, see Managing COVID-19 Symptoms

Who do I talk to if I don't feel good?

  • If you have medical questions about Covid-19 and/or would like to be seen, please contact the Health Center 208-496-9330 for medical advice. They can help you to know what steps to take and how to proceed.

Does the BYUI Health Center give COVID-19 tests?

  • Yes. There is drive up and walk up testing provided by Express Labs in the front parking area of the Health Center (100 SHC). Testing hours are from 9 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday. To obtain a test, you will need your BYU-I card or a written prescription requesting a COVID-19 test from your health care provider. The Student Health Center is closed on the weekends. For Saturday testing, please contact or visit either of the following local options:

Sterling Urgent Care: 208-542-9111

Express Lab: 208-529-8330

Community Care Rexburg: 208-359-1770

Grand Peaks Medical: 208-356-4900

Fall River Family Medicine and Urgent Care: 208-881-5222

Mountain View Hospital: 208-557-2700

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center: 208-529-6111

    • Testing is for current infections only and is collected by nasal swab. To be tested, simply drive up to the collection center and present your photo ID and insurance information. Once registration is complete, a sample will be collected, and you will be on your way. Test results will be available on your Express Labs portal generally within 48-72 hours.
    • Testing is covered by most insurance companies. If you do not have insurance, you will need to provide proof of Idaho residency and you social security number for the test to be billed to the Idaho Cares Act. If you are not an Idaho resident or you do not have insurance, the price for testing is $95. Debit or credit cards are accepted on site.

How do I identify COVID-19 symptoms?

  • According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 include "fever, cough, and shortness of breath." 
  • If you experience emergency warning signs, please seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms include "difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse and bluish lips or face."

I am sick, what do I do?

These suggestions come from the CDC.

  • Stay home except to get medical care
  • Isolate yourself from others at home
  • Call ahead before seeing a doctor
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid sharing personal items
  • Clean all "high-touch" surfaces every day
  • Monitor your symptoms

When can I come out of home isolation?

If you DO NOT have a test to determine if you are still contagious, you must meet all three conditions:

  • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours without the use of medicine
  • Your other symptoms have improved
  • It has been at least 7 days since the first symptoms appeared. 

If you DO have a test to determine if you are still contagious, you must meet all three conditions:

  • You no longer have a fever without the use of medicine
  • Your other symptoms have improved
  • You have received two negative tests in a row, 24 hours apart

 

Managing Covid-19 Symptoms

BYU-Idaho cares deeply about your health and well being. The following are guidelines recommended by our campus medical professionals regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and you develop a fever or symptoms such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider for medical advice.

With COVID-19, it is important to know the factors that would indicate a need for testing. COVID-19 testing is not required at this time if a person can answer no to the following questions.

  1. Have you had contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19?
  2. Have you traveled to an area with a documented, ongoing spread of COVID-19 within the past 14 days?
  3. Are you a healthcare worker?

Currently, testing is not recommended for someone who does not meet the conditions outlined above. Since this list could change frequently, the most up-to-date information can be accessed by visiting the CDC website.

With this in mind, a person who answers no to these questions could still be sick with some other illness. Coughs, colds, and influenza are currently prevalent in our area. If a person is unable to manage their symptoms with conservative measures and over-the-counter products, they should contact their healthcare provider or the Student Health Center.

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Article ID: 7581
Created
Fri 10/2/20 10:30 AM
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