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Feb 28, 2020 - For Release: Coronavirus COVID-19 Preparedness

South University is working in collaboration with local and national authorities to monitor the situation. If it changes to include our university-wide readiness plan for students, faculty and staff additional communication will be provided.

As a reminder, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
  • Review risks before traveling overseas to countries experiencing an outbreak of Coronavirus. (Travel is currently restricted to certain cities in China and Italy)

South University’s leadership will continue to provide you updates on any health concerns that could affect our operations and we will provide you with further guidance if the situation changes.