COVID-19 Prevention, Symptoms & Testing

How can I protect myself and others?

First, you can protect yourself and others by following Alliance University guidance. Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms and if positive, isolate. In addition, please follow current recommendations, including:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  3. Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve.
  4. Avoid close contact with those who are sick; staying home when you are sick.
  5. Take steps to lower your risk at meetings, gatherings and events, including holding video or teleconference meetings, modifying in-person interactions, and maintaining a 6-foot distance.

What is “social distancing” and how do I do that?

Social distancing is a way to reduce exposure, slow the spread, and minimize transmission of contagious diseases. Try to maintain a distance of at least   6-feet between yourself and others. Avoid shaking hands and close physical contact with anyone displaying symptoms of illness.

About Symptoms and Testing

By knowing the symptoms of COVID-19, you can better determine if you should be tested. According to the CDC, COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • 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 or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

You can find out more information on the CDC’s website: Symptoms of COVID-19.

Testing is available in many convenient locations. You can search for a testing site near you and find out more about testing by using these resources: