If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, consider the following options:
Health and Wellness
Symptom Monitoring and Reporting Guidelines
All students, faculty and staff returning to campus are required to carefully monitor their health on a daily basis. The key for ensuring a healthy, efficient campus is clear communication, so please communicate any symptoms you may be having with your faculty.
Before leaving your home and making your way to campus each day, please ensure that you are healthy to make sure everyone on campus stays safe and well. Please take this survey each day: Daily COVID-19 Symptoms Pre-Screen Tool.
According to the CDC, COVID-19 symptoms include (but may not be limited to):
- 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
WHEN TO SEEK EMERGENCY MEDICAL ATTENTION
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID 19:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
If someone is showing any of these signs, call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility. Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Mental Health Resources
WHAT CAN I DO EVERY DAY TO HELP REDUCE STRESS AND ANXIETY?
- Take care of your body. Eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep. Avoid alcohol and other drugs.
- Connect with others. Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member. Maintain healthy relationships, and build a strong support system.
- Take breaks. Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Try taking in deep breaths. Try to do activities you usually enjoy.
- Stay informed. When you feel that you are missing information, you may become more stressed or nervous. Watch, listen to, or read the news for updates from officials. However, avoid too much exposure to the news.
- Seek help when needed. If stress is impacting your daily life or several days or weeks, talk to someone and get help.
- MIND has a 24 hour helpline: 800-123-3393.
- Etherapy has free online counselling that is easily downloaded through an app.
- Christopher Anderson is a licensed Mindfulness-Based Cognitive therapist based in New Bedford — 508-202-7569
- Samaritans of Fall River / New Bedford has a 7 day suicide prevention hotline from 8 am – 11 pm — 508-999-7267 & 508-673-3777
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — 1-800-273-8255
- Lifeline Crisis Chat
- Alcoholics Anonymous — 800-327-5050
- Narcotics Anonymous — Community Substance Abuse Centers — 508-979-1122
If you have any questions, or would like to seek out more information about NMI’s Health and Wellness Resources, such as for the well-being and counseling services offered, call us at 508-992-4025 or email us via the button below: