Staying Safe at Dallas College

CDC Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created an online resource with information and guidance related to COVID-19 for individuals and institutions. The website contains general information on what is known about COVID-19, along with measures individuals can take to protect themselves from infection, prevent spread to others and steps to take if an individual becomes sick or has been exposed to the virus.

Dallas College is adhering to guidance provided by the CDC to institutions of higher education to inform decision-making and develop a protocol in our ongoing response. 

COVID-19 Symptoms

COVID-19 symptoms may range from mild and flu-like to severe and requiring hospitalization. The following symptoms are associated with COVID-19.*

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea​​

*This list does not include all possible symptoms, and a medical provider should be consulted for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning. For the most up to date information, visit the CDC's webpage for coronavirus symptoms.

Additional Information on COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.
  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
  • Older adults and people with severe underlying medical conditions, including but not limited to heart disease, lung disease or diabetes,​ may have a higher risk of developing more serious complications from COVID-19.
  • Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms or who have been in close contact with another individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 should not visit any Dallas College location.

Clery Act Reporting Guidelines

The Clery Act is a federal law that stipulates a level of transparency around campus safety, including COVID-19 reporting. Visit the Dallas College Clery Act page for additional information about the Clery Act and to view the latest notices.