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COVID-19 Symptoms Guidelines for Students

Experiencing symptoms consistent with a COVID-19 infection but no known exposure
(Day 0 is day of symptom onset)

When to Test

  • If you have symptoms, get tested immediately


Test Access/Reporting/Other Actions

COVID-19 test access

  • Health services on campus has at-home tests available to students. No cost while supplies last (one per student), then low cost (approximately $10).
  • Schedule an appointment with health services on campus if you have been exposed. You will be tested for COVID-19 at your visit.
  • Get Four Free At-⁠Home COVID-⁠19 Tests
    Order free COVID-19 at-home tests through the United States website. Tests may show "expired" dates on the box, but the FDA has extended those dates; see the full list of extended expiration dates.  
  • Most private insurance cover a certain number of at-home tests.
  • Available at most local pharmacies.

If you test positive (reporting)

  • If you test positive, please report your positive (or negative) COVID-19 status at the following link. The process takes approximately 2-3 minutes.
    Say Yes! COVID Test Digital Assistant
    Reporting to the State of Washington is a way for public health entities to know the incidence and prevalence of COVID-19 in the state. It is also a way for the state to provide supports when and where needed.

It is the student's responsibility to notify their faculty of any illness, including COVID-19, that may impact their ability to participate in class in any way.


Take general public health precautions

  • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Consider wearing a high-quality mask (e.g., N95 or KN95).
  • Consider not going places where you are unable to wear a mask or to maintain physical distancing.

Other Resources

Whitworth University Health Services (Health Center) at 509.777.3259

After-Hours Care

Mental Health

Information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at CDC COVID-19, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) at DOH COVID-19, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests.