We follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for respiratory infections including COVID-19, influenza, and RSV. Specific links can be found on the Health Center webpage.  We also think this guidance works when managing influenza and other fever-related illnesses.


  • Individuals should stay put in their dorm/home if they are not feeling well and running a fever
  • You should not attend class, athletics, work, or social activities until you meet the criteria listed below for at least 24 hours:
    • Your symptoms are getting better overall AND
    • You no longer have a fever without the use of fever-reducing medication
  • When returning to normal activities, you should take precautions for at least the next 5 days, including hygiene, masks, and being respectful of the people around you as they may have medical conditions placing them at risk for more severe illness
  • If you are immunocompromised or have a chronic medical condition that may place you at higher risk for complications, please contact the Student Health Center at 315-859-4111 to review your symptoms and management strategies

Grab-N-Go Meals

  • You may mask up and pick up Grab-N-Go meals for yourself
  • You may also have a friend pick up food for you and leave it at your door
  • If you have not been provided a reusable To-Go container, you should reach out to Lori Barone: lbarone@parkhurstdining.com

Symptom Management

  • Make sure to manage good self-care, especially when you are sick
  • Do not take any medication to which you have a known allergy
  • Use over-the-counter analgesics per the package instructions for symptoms of fever, sore throat, and body aches unless you are allergic
  • Over-the-counter cough syrup may be used if it has been helpful to you in the past
  • Push fluids for hydration
  • Get extra rest to help your body heal
  • Sneeze, blow your nose, or cough into a disposable tissue, and discard the tissue immediately into a waste bin.  Then make sure to wash your hands with warm soapy water or use hand sanitizer if you do not have access to a sink.

Roommate Strategies

  • Try to keep at least 6 feet of separation between yourself and your roommates
  • Open the window, weather permitting
  • Please work to communicate with each other to respect each other’s needs


Contact Name

Health Center

Office Location
Johnson Center for Health and Wellness
Office: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Phone: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Office: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Phone: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Office: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Phone: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Office: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Phone: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Office: 8:30 - 11:45 a.m.; 1-4 p.m.
Phone: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 1 - 4:30 p.m.
(closed from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on the first Thursday)

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