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COVID-19 Self Screening Checklist

Students can use this symptoms checklist to determine when to stay at home.  Any student diagnosed with COVID-19 or who is a close contact of a COVID-19 case should not go to classes or campus and should isolate or quarantine according to public health recommendations regardless of current symptoms.

This symptom screen refers only to new symptoms or a change in usual symptoms. A student should not be kept home for usual symptoms they experience due to a chronic condition unless they are worse than usual.  

If you are experiencing any potentially life-threatening symptoms, please call 911.


❏ Feeling feverish, having chills, or temperature 100.4°F or higher.

❏ New or unexplained persistent cough.

❏ Shortness of breath.

❏ Difficulty breathing.

❏ Loss of taste or smell.

❏ Fatigue.

❏ Muscle aches.

❏ Headache.

❏ Sore throat.

❏ Nausea or vomiting.

❏ Diarrhea.

❏ Runny nose or congestion.

If any of the following symptoms are present, please stay at home, inform Otero officials of symptoms using the Otero College COVID-19 Reporter tool, and contact a health care provider about COVID-19 testing and next steps for treatment.

All students are expected and required to report any COVID-19 symptoms to the college immediately, as well as report exposures or positive tests.  If a student does not have access to the internet to fill out the online COVID-19 Reporter, call 719-384-6859. 

Otero officials will work in cooperation with the Otero County Health Department to determine when it is appropriate to return to campus.