All OSU employees and students should regularly screen themselves for symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who is experiencing a new symptom or is feel ill should stay home and consult with a medical provider.

People with COVID-19 experience a wide variety of symptoms ranging from mild to severe.  Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes, may be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.  Symptoms tend to appear 2-4 days after exposure to the virus. 


Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms that are unrelated to a known preexisting medical condition(s)?

  • 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

Other important questions:

  • Is your body temperature below 100°F/38°C without the use of medication to reduce temperature?
  • Have you been in close contact with anyone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19?
  • Have you recently traveled outside of Oregon?
  • Have you recently traveled internationally?

If you are symptomatic, please stay home and contact your primary care provider for further assessment. 

For general information on COVID-19 in Oregon, call 211. You can also call Benton County Health Departmentinformation line at 541-766-6120 between 8am and 5pm (check your local county website for information if you live outside of Benton County). If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.

We can all help stop COVID-19 from spreading. Always wear a face covering when in enclosed public or common areas. Wash your hands frequently and cover your cough. Stay home if you are sick. 

  • Diagnostic testing available for students who are symptomatic. 

  • In-house testing capacity expanding over the summer to yield faster results.  

Employees should contact their health provider for testing options.