Health Information

About Coronavirus

Is there a vaccine for the coronavirus? 

Yes! Please see our vaccines page for more information.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.  

  • Early symptoms may be nonspecific, such as fever, body aches or chills, scratchy throat, and or/mild stomach upset (diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, loss of smell)

  • A few days later a dry cough may emerge, that can worsen to start including shortness of breath over several days

  • Upper respiratory symptoms like nasal congestion or sneezing are less common

When to Get Help

People who have a fever (>100.3F),  cough or shortness of breath should stay home, put on a mask if available, and call their healthcare provider for advice.

Students should call the UHS Nurse Advice Line at (510) 643-7197 for further guidance.

People with milder, nonspecific symptoms such as nasal congestion or mild cough without fever should, as always, practice good hand hygiene and self-care, avoid close contact with other people, wear a mask, and watch for worsening symptoms.