If You Feel Sick

Alma College offers a health clinic on campus, as well as close proximity to many doctors, urgent care centers and MyMichigan Medical Center hospital in Alma. 

If you feel sick or think you have been exposed to COVID-19

All students, faculty and staff are expected to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19

If you have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19, ​you do not need to quarantine or isolate unless symptomatic. ​​The college and CDC recommend that you get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms. For 10 days following your exposure, wear a mask around others, avoid travel and complete the health screening form daily. 

If you are sick or experiencing symptoms

If you are experiencing critical or life-threatening symptoms, you should call 911 or go to your local hospital emergency department.

If you are sick and experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and do not attend class or work. If you are at work or in class, please go home immediately. Call Wilcox Health Center at (989) 463-7181 or your medical provider. 

If you are experiencing symptoms and are waiting to be seen by a medical professional, or waiting on test results, you should:

  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing
  • Stay home, in your apartment or residence hall room — do not go to work, meetings, classes or athletic events
  • Have food delivered or get your meals to-go, if possible

Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for at least seven days. You should have a personal plan for proper isolation at home or with others. The college continues to have a limited amount of housing space available, which is prioritized for out-of-state and international students, to use during isolation and quarantine during the 2022-23 academic year for communicable diseases such as COVID-19.

Students who have test positive for COVID-19 or who feel ill and are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test should not go to class and must contact the Wilcox Health Center or fill out the Alma College Health Screening. Students should also contact their professors and discuss potential options in addressing their absence. For additional assistance in addressing academic plans and questions, students may also consult with the Phil Andre, director of student success, at (989) 463-7430 or andre@alma.edu.

Local community testing options

Second floor, Hogan Center
Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free for students, staff and faculty

MyMichigan Urgent Care – Alma
321 E. Warwick Drive
Alma, MI 48801
Phone: (989) 466-3332
Hours: Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

2805 West Cheesman Road
Alma, MI 48801
Phone: (989) 576-6100
Hours: Sunday-Monday 6 a.m. to midnight

Rite Aid
1341 Wright Ave.
Alma, MI 48801
Phone: (989) 463-6111
Hours: Saturday-Monday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.