Self-Monitoring and What To Do If You Develop Symptoms

The CDC currently recommends isolation and self-monitoring as the protocol for anyone who has, or has been in contact with someone who has, recently traveled to a region highly impacted by COVID-19. These are precautionary measures that do not indicate suspected cases of illness.

  • If you or someone with whom you’ve had close contact has recently traveled to a highly impacted region, the CDC recommends self-monitoring for 14 days to clear the incubation period for COVID-19 and ensure that you will not develop or spread the illness. That means:
    • Notify your healthcare provider immediately and alert the College by emailing
    • Monitor your temperature twice daily and pay attention to any developing symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
    • Stay at home and away from others as much as possible until you have cleared the 14-day mark.
  • If you develop symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath:
    • Call your healthcare professional immediately and report your recent travel or contact. Your healthcare professional will work with the CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
    • Stay at home except to receive medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas, and avoid using public transportation.