Sul Ross State University is monitoring the coronavirus (2019-nCov) situation carefully and taking proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of students and staff in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
At this time, the university is not aware of any students, faculty or staff who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.
It is important for the SRSU community to know that while the CDC considers this to be a serious public health concern, based on current information, the immediate health risk to the general American public is considered low at this time. According to the CDC, the virus has not spread to large populations in the United States. Nonetheless, spring break season is near and many SRSU students, faculty, and staff are expected travel during that time. It is best to practice healthy habits including frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer, covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and avoiding contact with sick people. These measures will help protect against colds and the flu.
Updates will be provided on the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as they become available.
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What are symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)?
For the vast majority of people who have had the illness, symptoms were mild (like a cold or flu) and they resolved after several days. Flu like symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and sore throat.
What happens to the students attending SRSU if there is a confirmed case on campus?
If a 2019 N-CoV virus is confirmed, then Centers for Disease Control protocols will be followed.
What if I recently traveled and have concerns that I’ve been exposed to 2019-nCoV?
Contact your medical provider.
Where can I find updated information?
What preventive actions can students take during flu season?
• Everyone six months and older is encouraged to get a flu shot.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• 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.
It is highly recommended that Faculty, staff and students continue to practice preventive actions as flu season continues. If you are feeling ill, make an appointment with your healthcare provider.