St. Thomas students at the arches in the spring

COVID-19 Education

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.

Members of the St. Thomas community should take action to protect themselves and others from infection.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after you are exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 and can include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested.

What to Do if You Test Positive:

  • If you live on campus (students and employees), complete the COVID-19 Self-Report Form (Intranet)
  • If you do not live on campus, you are not required to complete the COVID-19 Self-Report Form. 

 On or Off Campus Residence

  • Do not go to class, work, or out in public.
  • Isolate yourself from others.
  • Wear a mask or cloth face-covering around other people.
  • Wash your hands often, cover your coughs/sneezes and clean surfaces that you touch often.

When to Isolate

If you test positive for COVID-19 you are required to isolate for five days from the date of your first symptom or test date if no symptoms. After isolation, you are required to wear a mask for five additional days.