University Health Service

MPV FAQs

On August 4, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared monkeypox, also known as MPV, a public health emergency. This action may have caused concern and anxiety in members of our campus community; however, the risk of contracting MPV remains low. Below you will find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions UHS has received about MPV.


Treatment / Outpatient Therapy for COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19, different treatment options may be available to you. These treatments can reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill or hospitalized due to COVID-19. This is especially important for those who are high risk and/or are not up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines. You must have a referral from a health care provider to access these treatments.


Antigen Testing for COVID-19

At-home rapid (antigen) tests can be taken at home or anywhere. They're easy to use and they produce quick results. You can use these tests regardless of vaccination status, whether or not you have symptoms, or if you have had a known or unknown exposure. See a list of FDA-authorized at-home tests here






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