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COVID-19: Steps for Staying Safe at BYU-Idaho

 

Coming in Contact with COVID-19

If you have had contact within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes with a person who has symptoms of COVID-19 or who has tested positive with the virus, but have no symptoms yourself, then you should:

  1. Obtain a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms.
  2. Self-isolate for 14 days, even if you do not develop symptoms and your test result comes back negative.
  3. Coordinate with your supervisor to minimize the impact on your work responsibilities and on your colleagues. This includes all BYU-Idaho full-time, part-time, or student employees.
  4. Understand that you will be paid for the hours you were scheduled to work. This includes all BYU-Idaho full-time, part-time, and student employees.
  5. Continue to wear a mask, physically distance, avoid crowds and indoor crowded places, wash your hands frequently, and monitor yourself for symptoms.

 

Having Symptoms of COVID-19

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, then you should:

  1. Stay home and avoid coming to campus for school or work.
  2. Inform your line management of the situation if you are a BYU-Idaho employee.
  3. Obtain a COVID-19 test at the BYU-Idaho Student Health Center or other medical facility and self-isolate until results are received.
  4. Self-isolate for at least 10 days after symptom onset if you test positive. Do not end self-isolation until symptoms have improved (including being fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication).
  5. Coordinate with your supervisor to minimize the impact on your work responsibilities and on your colleagues. This includes all BYU-Idaho full-time, part-time, or student employees.
  6. Understand that you will be paid for the hours you were scheduled to work. This includes all BYU-Idaho full-time, part-time, and student employees.
  7. Continue to wear a mask, physically distance, avoid crowds and indoor crowded places, wash your hands frequently, and monitor yourself for symptoms.

 

Testing Positive with COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID, you should:

  1. Continue to self-isolate and coordinate with EIPH to determine the isolation time
  2. Stay home and avoid coming to campus for school or work.
  3. Inform your line management of the situation and coordinate with your supervisor to minimize the impact on your work responsibilities and on your colleagues. This includes all BYU-Idaho full-time, part-time, or student employees.
  4. Understand that you will be paid for the hours you were scheduled to work. This includes all BYU-Idaho full-time, part-time, and student employees.
  5. Work with Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) to help prevent the spread of the virus. EIPH will conduct contact tracing to determine where exposure has taken place and if additional restrictions are needed.

If your circumstance is different, please refer to COVID-19 Exposure Protocols for guidance.

 

Recognizing the Symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms may appear 2­–14 days after exposure to the virus and include:

  1. Fever or chills
  2. Cough
  3. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  4. Fatigue
  5. Muscle or body aches
  6. Headache
  7. New loss of taste or smell
  8. Sore throat
  9. Congestion or runny nose
  10. Nausea or vomiting
  11. Diarrhea

 

Getting Help and Support from BYU-Idaho

  • In order to assist employees and students in successfully self-isolating, the Student Well-Being Office will provide guidance and support. For students, these services may include tutoring support; meal assistance; mental health service coordination; and communication assistance with faculty, administrators, ecclesiastical leaders, etc.
  • You can receive assistance by completing the student or employee request form. For additional information about these services, contact Student Well-Being at 208-496-9200 or email studentwellbeing@byui.edu.

 

For recent questions regarding Covid-19, see Covid-19 Questions.

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Article ID: 7593
Created
Mon 10/5/20 11:30 AM
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