Health Information

Last updated at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020

What should I do if I feel sick?

Binghamton University is working closely with the Broome County Health Department, the New York State Department of Health and other public health officials in developing its response to the coronavirus, with the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff as our primary focus.

We are continually receiving and responding to queries, and one of the most frequently asked questions we get is, “What do I do if I feel sick?”

For that answer and other COVID-19-related healthcare guidance, BingUNews turned to Richard Moose, MD, medical director of the Decker Student Health Services Center and the University’s liaison with local, regional and state public health experts and healthcare leaders.

Find the complete list of questions and responses at BingUNews

Another source of information

Visit the Broome County Health Department Frequently Asked Questions website for guidance and information on where you can find medical evaluation should it become necessary. 

What should students who are quarantined do?

If you are an on-campus quarantined student, there are nine steps you should follow.  If you live off campus, here are the nine steps you should follow

Help avoid spreading disease

Students, faculty and staff can reduce their risk for infection by:

  • Getting a flu shot, if you have not had one already.
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying home when you are sick.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash and washing your hands.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoiding large groups.

Those diagnosed with the flu should not go out in public, other than to seek medical care, until their temperature is less than 100° for 24 hours.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, for information on COVID-19.