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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS

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An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the COVID-19 form of the coronavirus has been identified as starting in Wuhan, China. Some patients have had mild illness, while others have been more severe and some have died.

The California Department of Public Health is reporting that although there are concerns about novel coronavirus, the health risk to the general public in California remains low. While COVID-19 has a high transmission rate, it has a low mortality rate. From the international data, of those who have tested positive for COVID-19, approximately 80% do not exhibit symptoms that would require hospitalization, according to the Public Health Department. 

At the present time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified five geographical areas or countries that are affected by “widespread or sustained community transmission” of the COVID-19 form of the coronavirus: China, Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea. The government has asked that travelers avoid travel to those countries rated with a Level 3 Warning (China, South Korea, and Italy) and consider postponing travel to Level 2 areas (Iran and Japan). Other destinations that are being closely watched are Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. Learn more.

 

BEST PRACTICES FOR AVOIDING CORONAVIRUS

As a reminder, we ask everyone to take responsibility for your health and hygiene as this affects our work and learning environments. Please take note of the following:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid traveling if possible, especially to areas with confirmed cases.
  • Practice Social Distancing - avoid close contact with people who are sick and large gatherings.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Custodial staff are currently doing extra cleaning and disinfecting on commonly touched surfaces around campus.
  • Do not share food and beverages.
     
In an emergency call 9-1-1. If you think you have been exposed to Covid-19 and develop a fever, a cough, or have difficulty breathing, please contact your healthcare provider.

HAND WASHING TECHNIQUES

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

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