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What If You Become Ill With COVID-19 Symptoms?

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

  • 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, vomiting or diarrhea


Covid 19 symptoms

If You Get Sick:

  • Monitor your symptoms.
  • Try to stay away from others, stay in your room, don’t go to class, and do not go to town.
  • Let your RA know that you are ill and may need meals delivered to your room.
  • Contact medical care professionals to discuss your health situation. Make sure you state if you have any underlying health conditions. In order to determine whether you have an underlying health condition, please see the list from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Get More Information On What To Do Here

Local Medical Practitioners

Keuka College Health and Counseling Center
Keuka Commons
Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Finger Lakes Health Urgent Care
789 Pre-Emption Road
Geneva, NY
Open seven days a week, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Emergency Room
418 North Main Street
Penn Yan, NY
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Quarantine or Isolation

If you become ill with COVID-19 symptoms, you may be advised to go home to quarantine or isolate from others. If you need to stay on campus, we will put you in a designated quarantine or isolation space. You will need to remain in that location until you have been cleared by a Yates County Public Health nurse to go back to your residence hall room. This could take seven to 14 days. You will be brought your meals and will take classes online, in your room as you are able. You will be able to bring items from your residence hall room to make yourself comfortable.

In the event of an individual testing positive, contact tracing will be completed in consultation and collaboration with the Yates County Health Department. Confidentiality will be maintained as required by federal and state law and regulations.

It is also possible that a travel advisory for the location you are coming to College from may warrant the need for self-isolation for 14 days. This determination would be made based on New York State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.