COVID Symptoms & Self Care
COVID impacts everyone differently. Possible COVID symptoms may include:
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Nasal congestion
- Skin rashes
If you are having any of these symptoms, do not come to campus. The above list does not include all possible symptoms. Symptoms may change with new COVID-19 variants and can vary depending on vaccination status. The CDC will continue to update this list as they learn more about COVID-19.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, seek emergency medical help. If you live on-campus, contact staff in the Office of Residence Life, (808) 739-4648, or the RA On-Call and they can assist you in getting help from a medical provider and may call 911 for you. If you live off-campus, call 911:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Self-Care & Prevention
If you experience any COVID symptoms, you should take the following steps:
- Isolate in your home or residence at the first sign of symptoms, wear a well-fitting mask, and take a COVID test.
- If you have any severe symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. You should contact your healthcare provider directly or call 911. If you are a student living in the campus residence halls, you should contact your RA.
- Check-in with a medical provider for testing and care.
- If needed, seek medical consultation at an off-campus medical facility.
- Let your professors and supervisors know if you will miss class or work. Contact your faculty (and supervisor, if you work for the university) and let them know you are isolating pending receipt of medical consultation or testing. Students may also reach out to [email protected] if assistance is needed in contacting faculty.
- CDC: How to Protect Yourself and Others
- CDC: Care for Yourself
- MAYO Clinic: Self-care tips during COVID-19 pandemic
- NAMI: Taking Care of Yourself
Your well-being is our priority. Here are several resources available to community members year-round:
- Students and employees may contact the Counseling Center at (808) 735-4845 or [email protected].
- Staff and faculty may access counseling services through the university’s Employee Assistance Program. Details are available on Northwestern Mutual’s site. You can also call 1-888-893-6585 for more information.
- Pastoral support is available for all members of campus through our University Chaplain, Fr. Marty Solma, at [email protected], or the Campus Ministry team at [email protected].