COVID-19 Resources

Information for students who have been tested for COVID-19.

What should I do if my test is positive?

  • Self-report your positive test
  • Follow CDC guidelines for isolation
  • If you live on campus, you will receive information regarding isolation following your self-report.


  • Take your temperature with a thermometer daily and write down your results. (Fever = 100.4 F or greater.)
  • Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids.
  • Take acetaminophen (Tylenol) for fever and/or pain if you do not have any contraindications.
  • Eat as tolerated without restrictions.
  • Watch for signs of severe illness (see below). Call 911 or go to the ER if you develop any of these symptoms (also call the facility to alert them you are coming):
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
    • Persistent dizziness, confusion, or inability to respond.
    • Not drinking enough fluids or not urinating.
    • Severe or persistent vomiting.
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen.
    • Fever or cough that improves but then returns or worsens.
    • Worsening of chronic medical conditions.
Additional information for patients who are positive for COVID-19

What should I do if my test is negative?

If you are not sure, please consult a medical professional.

  • If you have a known exposure to a confirmed case, continue to quarantine for at least 5 days after your exposure.
  • If you were tested but had no known exposure to a confirmed case and you are asymptomatic, you can stop your self-quarantine.
  • If you were tested but had no known exposure to a confirmed case and you are symptomatic, you may have another respiratory virus that is circulating in the community. Avoid work and group settings until 24 hours after the last day of fever (without using fever-reducing medications).

Medical resources

IU Student Health Center
Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Call 812-855-4011.

The after-hours Nurse Line is available for urgent questions when the Student Health Center is closed. Call 812-855-4011, option 5 to speak with a nurse.

Community Resources

  • IU Health Urgent Care, 550 S. Landmark Ave. Phone: (812) 330-3688.
  • IU Health Bloomington Hospital Emergency Department, 2651 E Discovery Pkwy. Phone: (812) 353-5252.
  • Monroe Hospital Emergency Department, 4011 S. Medical Park Blvd. Phone: 812-825-1111.
  • IU Health Bloomington Hospital Ambulance Service. Phone: 911

Where can I read more about COVID-19?