Self-Screening | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Our students have a significant role in protecting our TTUHSC community. Daily self-screenings completed before coming to campus will help minimize the spread of COVID-19.


Students screening for a fever

mask and coughing

As a trusted member of the TTUHSC team living our Integrity value, it is each individual’s responsibility to hold themselves and others accountable to keep our communities safe. All individuals on our campuses must wear protective face coverings, wash and sanitize hands often and follow good hygiene practices. Daily self-screenings completed before coming to campus will help minimize the spread of COVID-19.


Students must conduct a daily self-screen* prior to arriving on campus, including temperature check**, to confirm they are not exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, not attributable to another medical condition:

  • Fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cough            

  • Muscle aches (myalgias)   

  • Throat pain (pharyngitis)           

  • Shortness of breath (dyspnea)

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea 

This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please visit the CDC's website for the latest guidance.

If you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms

Students who are exhibiting symptoms and/or have a temperature greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, who have tested positive for COVID-19, or who have had a high-risk exposure with someone known to have tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to stay off campus and:

  • Inform their program director; and
    • If you become sick after you have already arrived on campus for the day, please leave work, class, or your clinical rotation as soon as possible, notifying your supervisor, instructor, or program director as may be applicable.
  • Submit an online screening form for follow up and additional guidance from the TTUHSC Office of Institutional Health on your campus before you resume your activities on campus.
    • The TTUHSC Office of Institutional Health will advise on the appropriate follow up needed including but not limited to, the need for testing, self-isolation requirements, and/or advising to contact their health care provider.

  • visit the Safe - Exposure page
    to review the protocols and for more indepth information on exposure.


If you have COVID-19 symptoms (regardless of presumed origin) stay at home until your symptoms have resolved.

* Those working in patient care may be instructed on additional screening requirements as provided by the directors in their respective clinical sites.

** Individuals who do not own a thermometer may use one provided by their department or school upon arrival to campus.