Understanding the Symptoms
People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Pacific students, employees or visitors to campus are expected to monitor their health before coming to a Pacific University campus. There are a number of self-check tools available to help you track your own health daily.
• Coronavirus Checker | In partnership with Oregon’s Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah and Washington counties
• CDC Self Checker | A guide from the CDC
• CovidSafe | Demo version from the University of Washington with Microsoft volunteers
In keeping with CDC guidelines, any temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit is considered a fever.
Self-monitoring includes daily temperature checks at home. Students will be provided with the means to conduct daily temperature checks. Faculty and staff may contact Human Resources if a thermometer is a financial hardship.
Some specific subpopulations of students and employees may also be subject to temperature screening. Temperature screenings will be conducted with touchless thermometers, which may have variable accuracy with different skin tones and types. Anyone with an initial reading of 100.4 or above on a touchless thermometer will receive a second check for verification.