Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance
"Let's all look out for one another by recognizing any COVID-19 related symptoms, trying not to infect others, and knowing when care or any further tests may be needed."
Boyd Health Services asks that students who are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 or have been in close contact (within 6 ft for 10 minutes or more) with someone who has tested positive to take proper preventative measures: get Covid-19 tested, self-quarantine, complete the online COVID-19 self reporting form.
DO NOT VISIT THE HEALTH AND COUNSELING CENTER UNLESS INSTRUCTED TO DO SO.
The University's mobile app - PeayMobile - has unveiled new features to help keep you safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students and Employees are asked to click on the "Pre-Screen & Self-Reporting Forms" to complete a daily pre-screening check or to self-report if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms.
By using this new tool, you will help keep our campus safe by allowing the University to track (and keep you away from) the virus. Don't have the app yet? Download the app now by clicking the link below, or by visiting the Apple App Store or Google Play.
In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Health, COVID-19 testing will be conducted at the rear entrance of Boyd Health Services (BHS) at the Ard building. APSU Students, Staff and Faculty who are currently experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, or those referred by the University for ongoing surveillance are eligible for free testing.
Learn more regarding COVID-19 testing at APSU by visiting APSU.EDU/COVIDTESTING
Not affiliated with APSU? Anyone who wants a COVID-19 test can get one through the Montgomery County Health Department drive-thru testing site on Pageant Lane, in the Veterans Plaza parking lot in front of Civic Hall, open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every weekday for as long as it's needed. Residents are swabbed for free without leaving their car. The tests are then sent to the state lab for testing, which takes 24 - 36 hours.
Due to preventative measures taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Boyd Health Services will now see eligible patients by appointment only. Students are asked to call our office at (931) 221-7107 to schedule an appointment. On the day of your appointment, you will be asked to call our office once you arrive to the front door, have your temperature taken, complete an exposure questionnaire, and wear a mask at all times when in the building. Those who are presenting COVID-19 related symptoms will be referred to testing.
Our staff is committed to ensuring the health and safety of those who visit our center. Each team member is trained to help prevent the spread of germs by providing sanitation stations throughout and isolating any patients who are experiencing symptoms.
It is recommend that you continue to practice the following preventative measures in an effort to stop the spread of germs:
- Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your face or eyes
- Avoid people who may be ill
- Cover you cough or sneeze
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched frequently
- Wear face covering in public settings
It is normal to feel stressed during these unprecedented times. If you are struggling, here are somethings you can do to take care of your mental health in face of uncertainty:
- Separate what is in your control from what is not
- Do what helps you feel a sense of safety
- Get outside in nature - even if you are avoiding crowds
- Challenge yourself to stay in the present
- Stay connected and reach out if you need some support.
Learn more at: Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
For up to date information on the University's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the link below.