Information and Updates
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COVID-19 Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

COVID-19 Testing

Widespread testing for current COVID-19 infection is available in Larimer County. Many local healthcare providers, including CSU Health Network, can order tests for their patients.

  • CSU students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 can call CSU Health Network at 970-491-7121 to make an appointment with a medical provider. We will conduct a phone screening to determine if an in-person or tele-health appointment is most appropriate for you.
  • You must call ahead to make an appointment; we cannot accommodate walk-ins at this time.
  • Limited COVID-19 testing is available at CSU Health Network for students who are ill and have obtained a testing order from their Health Network provider.

If you are an employee or community member, contact your local healthcare provider. Always call ahead before visiting your healthcare provider.

To learn more about the University testing strategy, including wastewater testing and mandated testing through CSU Public Health, visit the CSU COVID-19 Testing webpage or call CSU Public Health at 970-491-4600.

In addition, Larimer County has multiple testing sites available in the community. Learn more about Larimer County Public Health testing.

Antibody Testing

We are receiving requests from students for blood testing to see if they have antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  This is also called serological testing.

The CDC has provided new interim guidance on the use of  SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing in the clinical setting. After reading these guidelines, if you have any questions about whether the testing is indicated for you, please call the CSU Health Network.

Please note, we do not know yet if having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 can protect someone from getting infected again or, if they do, how long this protection might last. Regardless of results, you should still take measures to protect yourself and others

Accessing CSU Health Network Services

Always call (970) 491-7121 before coming to CSU Health and Medical Center. Many services are currently provided by secure videoconference or phone. Limited in-person services are available.

Managing Fears and Anxiety

Simple and effective ways to manage your mental and emotional well-being during COVID-19.