Monitor Your Health
Four Steps Together: Drexel’s Return to Campus
Follow these four easy health measures and commit to maintaining a culture of health and safety wherever you go! At Drexel, every Dragon has the responsibility to take the proper precautions in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep each other safe.
Monitoring your health and knowing the symptoms of COVID-19 can help stop the spread of the virus. People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, from mild to severe. Symptoms to watch for include fever or chills, cough, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.
If you have difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion, or changes in color on your lips, gums, face, around the eyes or nails, seek medical care immediately. More information on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 website.
In addition to monitoring symptoms and taking everyday precautions, it is crucial that everyone who spends time on campus regularly receives COVID-19 testing. Learn about COVID testing at Drexel.
If you have additional questions about COVID-19 testing, illness and symptoms, quarantine/isolation, or safety protocols, please call the COVID Questions line at 215-703-2335.
Drexel Health Checker
Students, employees and visitors to campus should use this mobile-based app daily to confidentially report their symptoms and access key resources to help stay healthy. Tracking your symptoms is the best way to know if you should stay home from work or classes to protect your health and the health of those around you. The app is also the primary way to register for a COVID-19 test at Drexel.
Download for free via the Apple App store and Google Play store.
If you are a Drexel visitor or unable to access the app, check in using the web-based Drexel Health Checker.
What to Do if You Feel Sick
Students, faculty & professional staff should first, stay home.
Students should contact the Student Health Center right away by phone (215.220.4700) or through the Drexel Health Checker app.
Faculty and professional staff should seek medical care by calling your primary care physician and ask to be evaluated for COVID-19. Immediately after calling your provider, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name and a phone number to be contacted by a Drexel representative. It is imperative that the University is aware of any exposure risk to members of the Drexel community.