The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported illnesses that have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Also see: Daily Health Screening (PDF)
What to Do If You Are Sick
If you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, we encourage you to:
- Self-isolate to help prevent spreading the disease
- Call UMC Health Services at 218-281-8512
- If you come to UMC Student Health with coronavirus symptoms, DO NOT ENTER. Stop and call 218-281-8512 and someone will direct you further.
- Altru Clinic (400 S Minnesota St, Crookston, MN) - 218-281-9100
- RiverView Health (323 S Minnesota St, Crookston, MN) - 218-281-9200
- State of Minnesota Testing
Contact UMC Health Services with any questions.
As of March 30, all residents 16 and older may get the COVID vaccine. The Minnesota Department of Health has a vaccine connector to assist with getting signed up to get vaccinated.
It is also recommended to check with your primary health care provider or use the MDH Vaccine Locator map to find a vaccine appointment near you. Listed below are local vaccine sites you can also contact to make an appointment to get vaccinated.
Local Vaccine Sites:
- Riverview Clinic: 218-281-9595
- Altru Clinic in Crookston: 218-281-9100
- Polk County Public Health: 218-521-8350 or www.co.polk.mn.us
- Thrifty White Pharmacy: 218-281-2540 or thriftywhite.com
- Walmart Pharmacy- walmart.com\covidvaccine
The North Dakota Department of Health has opened access to the public to receive the COVID vaccine. If you are a North Dakota resident or if your healthcare provider is in North Dakota, you are eligible to get vaccinated in North Dakota. To assist you in finding a North Dakota location, log onto the North Dakota vaccine locator.
CDC Vaccine Info Sheets:
- About COVID-19 Vaccines (PDF)
- How Viral Vector COVID-19 Vaccines Work (PDF)
- How mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Work (PDF)
Wearing Masks and Social Distancing to Protect Other People
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends that you should cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when in public, or when you are around other people.
You DO NOT need to use a face mask meant for a healthcare worker.
A cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing. Keep six feet of distance between yourself and other people. How to wear a cloth face cover.
Also see: Face Covering Policy - Crookston Campus