Coronavirus Information


Help Us Protect You:
COVID-19 Appointment Guidelines

Students experiencing fever, chills, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, and/or cough are required to wear a mask. All other students are encouraged to wear a mask to their medical and/or counseling appointments if they have one. ONLY patients and clients are permitted in the building to maintain safety precautions. Please make arrangements prior to your appointment for family and friends. Continue to wash your hands and use the hand sanitizer provided while in the facility for the best protection against viral spread. Any questions may be directed to the front desk.

The Student Health Center is open Monday – Friday 8 am-5 pm. Please call to schedule an appointment at 409-880-8466. Local medical facilities and testing sites are available for testing and treatment after hours.

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COVID Testing

Students

Students may receive COVID testing at the SHC by appointment Monday through Friday. Testing is also available off-campus. See our Local Health Resources page.

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Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff may receive COVID testing at the PCP office or at any local facility providing testing. A list of some of these facilities is available on our Local Health Resources page.

 


COVID Vaccinations Available at the SHC

Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccinations are available at the SHC to students, faculty, and staff. If you are interested in receiving a booster shot review the eligibility requirements on the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters webpage to confirm that you qualify before making your request. Anyone whose first shots were not Moderna or Pfizer may receive a Pfizer booster. This includes international students.

Please complete the COVID vaccine request form and we will call you to schedule your appointment.

COVID Request Form

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CDC COVID-19 Guidance

Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.

Symptoms may include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Exposure or Symptomatic

As of August 11, 2022, people exposed to COVID should wear a high quality mask for 10 days and test for COVID at 5 days unless they develop symptoms earlier than 5 days. Quarantine is no longer required. Follow these guidelines once your testing is done at day 5.

  • If symptoms develop isolation should be started until testing is done, regardless of vaccination status.
  • If testing is positive, isolate from other for 5 days including in the home and wear a mask when you must be around others.
  • You may end isolation after day 5 if you have been fever-free (without taking medication) for 24 hours and symptoms are improving.
  • If testing is negative isolation may end.
  • Regardless of isolation ending, you should wear a high quality mask for 10 days.

For more information about COVID-19 visit the Center for Disease Control COVID-19 website.