COVID-19 Symptoms, Testing & Quarantine
The symptoms of COVID-19 include, but are not limited to:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congested or runny nose
- Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
For an up-to-date list of COVID-19 symptoms, visit the CDC website here.
No matter your vaccination status, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you should stay home, away from others and contact health services. Vaccinated individuals can still contract the virus, and therefore should stay home and contact health services for medical guidance.
Health services will provide COVID-19 tests for symptomatic students, faculty, and staff. Although it is not recommended that asymptomatic individuals get tested, the health services office will work with any individual that wishes to receive a COVID-19 test. If you are tested for COVID-19 for any reason, you should quarantine until you receive your test results.
If you test positive for COVID-19:
No matter your vaccination status, if you test positive for COVID-19 you should quarantine for a minimum of 5 days
- If you have not already, contact health services.
- You must be fever free (without fever reducing medicine) for 24 hours and symptoms improving after the 5th day to be released from quarantine and resume normal activities.
- Wear a mask for days 6-10.
Students may be excused from class attendance with a note from University Health Services or a private health provider, though anyone receiving an excused absence will continue to be responsible for completing all required course assignments.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19, you may be required to quarantine for a minimum of 5 days.
Specific quarantine requirements will be determined by the University’s Health Services or the individual’s medical provider.
Where do I quarantine?
There will be no designated quarantine space on campus.
Students that live one-hour or less away from campus and are subject to a quarantine order should quarantine at their residence. Students subject to a quarantine order and who live more than one-hour from campus may quarantine in their assigned dorm room or may undertake the quarantine period at their personal residence.
All students subject to a quarantine order must communicate the location at which that will undertake the quarantine period to Student Housing (firstname.lastname@example.org)..
If you are faculty/staff, you will quarantine at your residence, or another off-campus option.
If you have any questions regarding Cumberland’s COVID-19 guidelines, please contact Health Services at 615-735-6449.
Or schedule an appointment at: https://www.cumberland.edu/health-services/.