Take Special Care During COVID-19
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:
People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. Visit the CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus page for the most up-to-date list.
What To Do (Students & Employees)
Daily Self Check
Daily Self-Check is recommended. Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
Take your temperature if symptoms develop (don't take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
If You Are Sick - Stay Home
If you are sick follow the CDC guidance What to Do If You Are Sick:
- Stay Home Except To Get Medical Care
- Separate Yourself From Other People
- Monitor Your Symptoms
- Call Ahead Before Visiting Your Doctor
- If You Are Sick Wear A Mask Over Your Nose And Mouth
- Cover Your Coughs And Sneezes
- Clean Your Hands Often
- Avoid Sharing Personal Household Items
- Clean All "High-Touch" Surfaces Everyday
If You Experience COVID-19 Symptoms, Go Home Immediately. Do Not Come To The Health Office.
If you are on-campus and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, be sure to:
- Wear a mask or face covering
- Isolate yourself from others (do not remain in class or office)
- Leave campus if you are able to do so safely.
- Do not take public transportation and arrange for a way to go home.
- Call Security at 284-1270 or 445-1482 as they may have a suggested safe area where you can wait for your ride home.
- Seek health care guidance from your health care provider. If your condition becomes serious, Call 911 or call ahead to local emergency facility if you are seeking care for COVID-19.
The Health Office is located in Building 2, Room 108A, next to the women's restroom (across the wall between the elevator and the Bookstore window displays) on the Makai side of the building.
We strongly urge you to not come to the Health Office unless directed by the Nurse to do so as our availability and response may be affected due to meetings and emergencies.
Our work hours when we are available by phone and via email are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. These are the best ways to contact us as we slowly return back to working fully on-campus.
Honolulu CC Emergency Contact Forms and other documents may be place in the mailroom in the Health Office door.
In-person & direct nursing care services have been reduced at this time. However, our most popular & frequent requests for information are below. Please access the information and contact us if you still need more guidance.
- Limited Nursing Care (no Physician on staff) for non-life threatening injuries occurring on-campus and first aid support.
- Health Screening for height, weight, blood pressure (currently on hold)
- University Endorsed Medical Insurance Brochures
- Distance Education Health Services
- First Aid Kit Refills for On-Campus Kits
- CPR and First Aid Training for Honolulu CC Faculty, Staff and Students (currently on hold)
For non-life threatening injuries that occur on campus which may require first aid support:
- Call the Health Office at 845-9282. We will advise you of next steps.
- If no answer, call Security at 284-1270 or 445-1482 for assistance.
Do not send or escort students to the Health Office before receiving guidance.
Referrals will be made should an illness or injury be more serious and beyond the nurse's scope of practice or what the campus can provide. The client is responsible for any expenses related to receiving outside medical care.