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Symptoms and Health Checks

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. One of the ways to keep the virus from spreading is to isolate yourself and seek medical attention and testing if you begin exhibiting symptoms. 

Before you leave your home, apartment or residence hall each day, we’re asking all WKU students, faculty, staff and visitors to perform a quick self-check before coming to campus.


Daily Health Check Questions:

1. Do you have any of these symptoms (not related to seasonal allergies):

  • Fever (a temperature above 100.3 F) or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

2. Have you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, been diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed in quarantine?

3. Have you been asked to self-quarantine by a medical professional or local public health official?


If you answer yes to any of these, stay home, contact your supervisor or instructor and call the WKU COVID Assistance Line at 270-745-2019 or covid.help@wku.edu for additional guidance.


More information on the daily health check procedure can be found here.

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 Last Modified 8/13/21