Coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-Monitoring Information
You are receiving this document because you recently traveled in a country for which the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel advisory due to the spread of a new (novel) coronavirus which
causes respiratory illness (COVID-19).
Guidance for persons being monitored for coronavirus
This guidance is to help you closely monitor your health for up to 14 days because you may have been exposed
to coronavirus. This does NOT mean that you will get sick with coronavirus. It is very important for you to monitor
your health so that you can be taken care of and treated quickly if you do get sick. Based on what is known from
other coronavirus infections, 14 days is the longest time between when you were last exposed to coronavirus and
when symptoms begin.
hat are the signs and symptoms of coronavirus?
The most common symptoms of coronavirus are fever and cough. Some people also report difficulty breathing,
more rarely sore throat, muscle aches, and abdominal discomfort. These symptoms can also be due to many
other illnesses. If you develop a fever or any symptoms, it doesn’t mean you have coronavirus.
How should you monitor your health during this time period?
Use the reverse side of this form to record your temperature and possible symptoms. Record this information
twice per day and send to Kurt Nielson at TCCemergencymanagement@tulsacc.edu
ractice protective and careful measures during this time period.
• You are not under quarantine or isolation, but you should avoid contact with others and try to isolate
yourself to keep the risk of secondary transmission at its lowest.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
• Clean your hands often using soap and water, or a hand sanitizer that is 60%-95% alcohol.
• Limit travel on public transportation.
nstructions for monitoring your temperature and symptoms:
1. Take your temperature orally (by mouth) with a digital thermometer 2 times a day:
o Once in the morning
o Once in the evening.
2. Write down your temperature on the form twice a day, every day.
3. If you forget to take your temperature, take it as soon as you remember.
4. Mark if you have any of the symptoms of novel coronavirus listed on the form.
hat should I do if I become ill during this monitoring period?
DO NOT GO to a clinic or hospital without first calling your primary care provider, or see the BCBS Telemedicine
Guidance on MyTCC. If your symptoms are mild, it is possible that you may be able to remain at home. If it is
determined that you need medical attention, the clinic or health provider will provide guidance on how best to
receive medical treatment.
f you feel your symptoms are at EMERGENCY LEVELS i.e. shortness of breath, fever over 102°F, chest pain
etc., that cannot wait until the morning, call 911 and explain that you are being monitored for potential exposure to
coronavirus and need emergency medical care.