Get tested as soon as possible. If you test positive: Notify your professors, roommates.
You are responsible for keeping up with class assignments. You need to self-isolate
for five days; wear mask during isolation and for the next five days when around others.
You may return if symptoms are improving and no fever for at least 24 hours without
taking an antipyretic.
Get tested as soon as you have symptoms. If the first test is negative, repeat test
in 48 hours.
Get tested at least 5-6 days after exposure to someone with confirmed diagnosis of
Going to spend significant time with individuals at risk of severe disease (people
who are not up to date with their vaccines (primary series + booster), older, immunocompromised,
chronic medical conditions)
These tests detect current infection and give you a result in 10-15 minutes. They
are self-testing antigen tests which do not detect antibodies which would suggest
a previous infection and they do not measure your level of immunity.
Some self-tests are designed to be used in a series (also known as serial testing).
According to the FDA, you should repeat the 24 to 48 hours later. Receiving multiple
negative test results increases the likelihood that you are not infected with the
SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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How can I get free a COVID test?
Free at-home self-tests from the U.S. government
If you are symptomatic and an Augusta University student currently registered for
classes, make an appointment at the Augusta University Student Health Clinic for a
diagnostic rapid COVID-19 antigen test: Call 706-721-3448.