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Guide for Sick Campus Members

Updated: September 23, 2021, 10 a.m. CDT

Step 1

Stay Home When Sick

Anyone regardless of vaccination status who experiences symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should isolate themselves from others. 

Step 2

Get Tested for COVID-19

Free COVID-19 testing is provided for students, faculty, and staff by the Texas A&M University System. Visit for information about campus testing locations. 

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated people who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested.

Student Health Services provides additional COVID-19 testing information for students and faculty/staff.

Step 3

Determine Next Steps Based on Test Results

Positive Test Result 

If your COVID-19 test is positive, you should follow the university's Positive Test Protocol

Negative Test Result

If your COVID-19 test is negative, you should continue to stay isolated from others until your symptoms improve and you are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications.

Note: Only positive test results and close contact with someone who tested positive should be reported in the portal. 

Continue to test regularly at one of the many free sites on campus. Texas A&M strongly encourages wearing a face covering and getting vaccinated. Vaccinations on campus are free.