Symptoms and Monitoring

Guidance for persons self-monitoring for COVID-19.

Our self-monitoring form is meant to help you closely monitor your health for 14 days before returning or coming to campus. It is very important for you to monitor your health prior to coming to UNT so we can work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the University of North Texas campus. Based on what is known about COVID-19, symptoms typically develop between 2-14 days after an individual is exposed.

What are the signs and symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever 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, or diarrhea..

How should you monitor your health during this time period?

Use our self-monitoring form to record your temperature and possible symptoms. Record this information twice per day. Keep this information for your records. You do not need to submit this to your supervisor, Human Resources or any other office on campus.

Take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing.

  1. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  2. Take your temperature with a digital thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for other symptoms.
  3. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  4. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
  5. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus. Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.

What should you do if you become ill during this monitoring period?

If you start to notice possible symptoms or have concerns about your health, please contact your primary care provider. Students can call the Student Health and Wellness Center during normal business hours for advice. If you are unable to reach your primary care provider and are seriously ill, go to a local emergency room or urgent care center. Call in advance so ER or urgent care staff are prepared for your arrival.

  • UNT Student Health and Wellness Center - 940-565-2333
  • Medical City Denton Emergency Room - 940-384-3535
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Denton Emergency Room - 940-898-7000
  • Always call 9-1-1 in an emergency

If you have had known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19, contact the COVID Hotline at 844-366-5892 or email: COVID@unt.edu.

Download and print our self-monitoring form to track your symptoms


COVID-19 Scenario Guide for UNT Students

SCENARIO CAN I COME TO CAMPUS? WHO DO I NOTIFY? WHEN CAN I RETURN TO CAMPUS? SHOULD I SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT AND/OR COVID-19 TESTING?

I have one or more new or worsening symptoms of possible COVID-19 but have not been tested yet.

Symptoms include: fever 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, or diarrhea.

No.

If you have symptoms of possible COVID-19, you should self-isolate.

  1. Call the UNT COVID Hotline: 844-366-5892.
  2. Inform your instructors that you will not be in class.
  3. Notify your immediate supervisor if you are employed at the university.

You can end self-isolation and return to campus if it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, your respiratory symptoms have improved and you are fever-free (without the use of fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours. You also may return if you have been evaluated by a medical professional and it is determined your symptoms are not due to COVID-19.

If you are not experiencing severe symptoms that require medical attention, please self-isolate at home.

Please call your medical provider or the Student Health and Wellness Center if you have any symptoms that are concerning to you.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Consult the CDC's website if you need help deciding if you need to see a doctor.

I have tested positive for COVID-19.

No.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must self-isolate at home.

  1. Call the UNT COVID Hotline: 844-366-5892.
  2. Inform your instructors that you will not be in class.
  3. Notify your immediate supervisor if you are employed at the university.

Your health care provider, in conjunction with the Denton County Health Department will provide guidance on when you can return to campus.

Your medical provider will manage your health needs.

Please call your medical provider or the Student Health and Wellness Center if you have any symptoms that are concerning to you.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

I do not have any symptoms but someone I live with (roommate, spouse, parent, etc.) has tested positive for COVID-19.

No.

If you have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you must self-quarantine at home for 14 days after the last contact with that person.

  1. Call the UNT COVID Hotline: 844-366-5892.
  2. Inform your instructors that you will not be in class.
  3. Notify your immediate supervisor if you are employed at the university.

You can end self-quarantine if you remain symptom-free for 14 days after the last contact with the COVID-19 positive patient, or as stated by the Denton County Public Health Department.

If you are not experiencing symptoms that require medical attention, please stay at home.

Please call your medical provider or the Student Health and Wellness Center if you start to develop any symptoms that are concerning to you.

I do not have any symptoms but someone I recently spent time with (at work, home, etc.) is now exhibiting symptoms of, or is being tested for, COVID-19.

Maybe.

Before returning to campus, you should talk to your health care provider or the Student Health and Wellness Center for guidance on whether the potential exposure warrants self-quarantine or not.

If your health care provider determines you do not need to self-quarantine, you do not need to notify anyone and you may return to campus.

If your health care provider determines, based on your risk of exposure, that you should self-quarantine, see instructions above.

You may call the UNT COVID Hotline with further questions: 844-366-5892.

If your health care provider determines that you do not need to self-quarantine, you may return to campus.

You can end self-quarantine if you remain symptom-free for 14 days after the last contact with the COVID-19 positive patient, or as stated by the Denton County Public Health Department.

If you do not have any symptoms, you do not need medical attention and should not be tested at this time.

Please call your medical provider or the Student Health and Wellness Center if you start to develop any symptoms that are concerning to you.

Someone I spend time with told me that they were recently in contact with someone who is now exhibiting symptoms of possible COVID-19. The person I spoke with is not exhibiting symptoms and neither am I.

Yes.

However, you should engage in social distancing, carefully monitor your health, and self-isolate if you develop any symptoms.

No notification is needed, but you may call the UNT COVID Hotline with further questions: 844-366-5892.

N/A

If you do not have any symptoms, you do not need medical attention and should not be tested at this time.

Please call your medical provider or the Student Health and Wellness Center if you start to develop any symptoms that are concerning to you.


COVID-19 Scenario Guide for UNT Faculty and Staff

SCENARIO CAN I COME TO CAMPUS? WHO DO I NOTIFY? WHEN CAN I RETURN TO CAMPUS? SHOULD I SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT AND/OR COVID-19 TESTING?

I have one or more new or worsening symptoms of possible COVID-19, but have not been tested yet.

Symptoms include: fever 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, or diarrhea.

No.

If you have symptoms of possible COVID-19, you should self-isolate.

  1. Call the UNT COVID Hotline: 844-366-5892.
  2. Contact your immediate supervisor to inform them you will not be at work.

You can end self-isolation and return to campus if it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, your respiratory symptoms have improved and you are fever-free (without the use of fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours. You also may return if you have been evaluated by a medical professional and it is determined your symptoms are not due to COVID-19.

If you are not experiencing severe symptoms that require medical attention, please self-isolate at home.

Please call your medical provider if you have any symptoms that are concerning to you.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Consult the CDC's website if you need help deciding if you need to see a doctor.

I have tested positive for COVID-19.

No.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must self-isolate at home.

  1. Call the UNT COVID Hotline: 844-366-5892.
  2. Contact your immediate supervisor to inform them you will not be at work.

Your health care provider, in conjunction with the Denton County Health Department will provide guidance on when you can return to campus.

Your medical provider will manage your health needs.

Please call your medical provider if you have any symptoms that are concerning to you.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

I do not have any symptoms but someone I live with (roommate, spouse, parent, etc.) has tested positive for COVID-19.

No.

If you have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you must self-quarantine at home for 14 days after the last contact with that person.

  1. Call the UNT COVID Hotline: 844-366-5892.
  2. Contact your immediate supervisor to inform them you will not be at work.

You can end self-quarantine if you remain symptom-free for 14 days after the last contact with the COVID-19 positive patient, or as stated by the Denton County Public Health Department.

If you are not experiencing symptoms that require medical attention, please stay at home.

Please call your medical provider or the Student Health and Wellness Center if you start to develop any symptoms that are concerning to you.

I do not have any symptoms but someone I recently spent time with (at work, home, etc.) is now exhibiting symptoms of, or is being tested for, COVID-19.

Maybe.

Before reporting to work you should talk to your health care provider for guidance on whether the potential exposure warrants self-quarantine or not.

If your health care provider determines you do not need to self-quarantine, you do not need to notify anyone and you may return to campus.

If your health care provider determines, based on your risk of exposure, that you should self-quarantine, see instructions above.

You may call the UNT COVID Hotline with further questions: 844-366-5892.

If your health care provider determines that you do not need to self-quarantine, you may return to campus.

You can end self-quarantine if you remain symptom-free for 14 days after the last contact with the COVID-19 positive patient, or as stated by the Denton County Public Health Department.

If you do not have any symptoms, you do not need medical attention and should not be tested at this time.

Please call your medical provider if you start to develop any symptoms that are concerning to you.

Someone I spend time with told me that they were recently in contact with someone who is now exhibiting symptoms of possible COVID-19. The person I spoke with is not exhibiting symptoms and neither am I.

Yes.

However, you should engage in social distancing, carefully monitor your health, and self-isolate if you develop any symptoms.

No notification is needed, but you may call the UNT COVID Hotline with further questions: 844-366-5892.

N/A

If you do not have any symptoms, you do not need medical attention and should not be tested at this time.

Please call your medical provider if you start to develop any symptoms that are concerning to you.