Be aware of your health, monitor symptoms, and take precautions to stay healthy. Colds, flu and allergies haven’t been very prevalent in the past year or so because of the layers of COVID-19 precautions. However, we are starting to see them return.
COVID-19, ALLERGY, FLU AND COLD SYMPTOMS
COVID-19, allergies, flu and cold symptoms can seem very similar, and it can be difficult to know the difference. Consider this chart, adopted from the Mayo Clinic, as a guide to help you identify what symptoms pertain to what illnesses.
If your symptoms are consistent with COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, you should get tested. Students, when you contact the Health Center, they’ll help you decide whether you should test for COVID-19. If you’re exhibiting symptoms and waiting for a COVID-19 test result, you should self-quarantine, which means stay home and limit your exposure to others until the test has been returned.