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Effective response to a communicable disease requires early reporting, rapid assessment, and implementation of quarantine measures as directed by qualified health officials. A standardized reporting process assures that appropriate information is requested and gathered. All data gathered will be confidential per the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Members of the campus community who receive a positive test result from any testing agency should report it on the Self-reporting Positive Test Form.

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There are 3 ways to get to the required Healthy@NKU app:

  1. Faculty, staff, and students can download the NKU Mobile App
  2. Faculty, staff, and students can access the app in myNKU
  3. All people coming to campus can access the app at http://healthy.nku.edu
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Questions?
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Our top priority is the health, safety and security of our students, faculty and staff.
Please email covid19@nku.edu.

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If you are feeling sick

 

Please call and do not come into the Student Health Center. A trained medical professional will guide you on next steps. NKU’s Health Services has set up a telephone triage at (859) 572-5650 for those who are sick and need a consultation.

For employees with specific health concerns, please contact your primary care provider. Additional information is also available on the Kentucky and Ohio Health Department websites.

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It’s important to note that testing for COVID-19 is being routed through Health Departments

Here is a process to follow if you need to get tested.


The Kentucky Department of Health

If you have developed a fever or respiratory symptoms and believe you have had exposure to a known case or traveled to an area with community spread, you should:

  • Isolate yourself from others in your home and contact your local health department to describe your symptoms and any recent travel before you go to the healthcare facility.
  • If you want advice about your illness, call the hotline at (800) 722-5725.
  • If you are sick and feel you have an emergency, please call your doctor and seek medical care. 
Chart showing when to seek care if think have COVID-19
image courtesy of Kentucky Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Department of Health strongly recommends that all Ohioans immediately take the following actions if they feel sick:

  • Call your doctor immediately (before seeking care­) if you feel like you are developing fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Put on a facemask before you enter the facility.
  • Seek prompt medical attention if you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19. In adults, these can include: difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face.
  • Have severe, acute lower respiratory illness requiring hospitalization and no other diagnosis to explain the symptoms. 
  • For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634)
  • Top recommendations if you get sick
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Visit the CDC website for more COVID-19 information on prevention, quarantine and testing. 

When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19

Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 Not in Healthcare Settings

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Managing Mental Health and Relieving Anxiety


 
From the Kentucky Department of Health website: Uncertainty leads to anxiety. Follow these tips to maintain your mental health & reduce anxiety. Please seek professional help if needed. For more information, visit the CDC guidance for managing anxiety and stress.
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Kentucky Department of Health Tips Dealing with anxiety and stress
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