Updates from University Medical Services

Isolation Information from UMS (August 27, 2021)

If you have tested positive for COVID, or have yet to be tested but think you may have COVID- these instructions apply to you. These instructions are current as of 8/27/21 morning, but please be flexible, as things are constantly changing.

  1. If you are experiencing an EMERGENCY, chest pain, difficulty breathing, dizziness, loss of consciousness, or significant concerns about your health, please call 911.

  2. If you have non-emergent questions about your health, please send a message to UMS through your UMS PATIENT PORTAL. Select the option for messages, and you can send a secure message to your UMS team. Please allow 24-72 hours for a response. These should be personal health related questions.

  3. Your isolation start date is the day that your symptoms first started. You should remain in isolation 10 days past the onset of symptoms and should be at least 24 hours fever free without the use of fever reducing medications and your symptoms should be improving before you end your isolation period. If you meet this criteria, you do not need a negative test or provider visit to be released. If you do not meet this criteria please reach out to UMS to extend your isolation- or if you are at home, follow up with a provider at home to extend your isolation and determine a plan of care.

  4. If you tested positive for COVID outside of UMS, please send the following to contacttracing@cedarville.edu:
    • A copy of your positive test result
    • The date your symptoms first started- this is your isolation start date
    • Where you will be isolating
    • A list of your close contacts (anyone you were less than 6 ft apart from for more than 15 minutes) including the date you last had contact with each one

  5. Make sure to drink plenty of water, eat meals regularly (get as many fruits and veggies as you can), get plenty of rest, and try to avoid contact with other people to slow the spread of the virus! You can use fever reducing medications (like Tylenol or ibuprofen) to manage body aches and fever symptoms. Over the counter cold preparations are also helpful to manage symptoms. Follow instructions on the package for dosing.

  6. If you have questions about where you should be staying or how to get meals, please reach out to your RD for specific instructions.

  7. Greene County Public Health Department may contact you regarding your exposure to COVID-19. You can also reach out to the Ohio Department of Health at 833-427-5634 for additional information.

Thank you for being careful to not spread the virus further! We are praying for a quick recovery for you!