What You Can Do to Stay Healthy
We ask all students continue to do the following to stay healthy and avoid contracting the virus.
Prior to Arriving in Waco for the Spring Semester:
- Complete the required COVID-19 Test Kit that you received by mail. Carefully review and follow all instructions for ordering, completing and returning the kit.
- Avoid all social gatherings of groups with 10 or more people.
- Limit time inside public areas such as restaurants, shopping malls and other locations where people congregate. In these scenarios social distancing may become difficult to control.
- Maintain six feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
- Wear a face covering in public places.
- If possible, avoid public transportation, ridesharing or taxis.
- Avoid traveling to locations where high levels of COVID-19 have been reported.
- Follow all CDC recommended health protocols.
Practice These Behaviors While on Campus:
- Stay home if you don’t feel well. Attend class online and communicate with your professors.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home.
- Stay at least six feet (about two arms’ length) from other people outside of your home.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others indoors or when outdoors and unable to maintain six feet social distancing.
- Wear a cloth face covering when you have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to acquire other necessities.
- Continue to keep about six feet between yourself and others even when wearing a face covering. The cloth face covering is not a substitute for social distancing.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.
- Monitor your health. Watch for fever, severe headache, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
- Take your temperature daily first thing in the morning. Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications like acetaminophen that could lower your temperature.
- Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
- Get a flu shot. Watch for information from the Baylor University Health Center on the availability of flu shots.
- Limit unnecessary travel.
- Do not share personal items (food, beverages, water bottles, towels, eating utensils, computers, etc.).
If You Have Any of the Symptoms of COVID-19, Call the Baylor Health Center at (254) 710-1010.
You may be directed to visit a special Respiratory Clinic in the North Village Community Center. It is very important that you call the Health Center ahead of a visit. The Health Center in the SLC will see patients by appointment only. For your safety and the safety of others, no walk-in appointments will be available. The pharmacy in the SLC will be open for prescriptions and prescription refills. To schedule an appointment, call (254) 710-1010.