If You Think You Might Have COVID-19

It's important to pay attention to your health and monitor any changes. Symptoms of COVID-19 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


If you experience any of these symptoms before you come to campus, we ask that you remain at home until your symptoms have been resolved for at least 72 hours and you are cleared for COVID-19 by a medical professional. Tell your health care professional about your recent travel or contact. Your health care professional will determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

If your symptoms present when you are on campus, we ask that you isolate yourself to the greatest extent possible and call Student Health at 570-577-1401. Do not go to Student Health. A staff member will ask you screening questions to determine whether testing, isolation or quarantine is necessary. Please do not attend classes or events on or off campus during this time.

Be prepared for isolation or quarantine

If You Test Positive During a Break

If you test positive for COVID-19 over a University break, please send a copy of your test results and any information you may have from your primary care provider stating that you have completed quarantine and are recovered from COVID-19 to medicalrecords@bucknell.edu and place POSITIVE COVID TEST in the subject line.