What To Do If You Suspect You Have Pertussis

  • Isolate yourself.

    • Don’t go to class.
    • Don’t eat in public places.  Have a friend pick up your food and bring it to you.
    • Wear a mask when you must go into public (the only reason for this would be to see your medical provider or to use the rest rooms)
  • Call Student Health Services for an appointment ( 315-267-2377) or see your regular medical provider.  If you are thought to have it, make sure Student Health Services knows so that you exposed on campus can be notified.
  • If your medical provider recommends getting tested, do it! 
  • If you are prescribed an antibiotic:

    • Take it exactly as prescribed.
    • Follow your medical provider’s recommendation for self isolation, if they recommend continuing it.