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Coronavirus – Staying Healthy

Please be assured that we are closely monitoring the rapidly developing coronavirus situation. We are committed to helping the WCSU community stay healthy this spring. In addition to making sure you are maintaining a healthy diet, daily exercise and adequate sleep, these are important steps you can take to minimize the spread of illnesses.

Stay home if you are sick, but if you must leave home, avoid close contact with others. Practice social distancing, which is defined as staying six feet away from other individuals.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.

Discard used tissues in a trash receptacle and wash hands.

Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. (If unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.)

Do not share food or drinks.

Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as desks, phones, doorknobs and water faucets.

Get a flu shot!

A flu clinic has been scheduled for next week in Health Services:  Tuesday, March 10, from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Please come if you haven’t gotten the shot this flu season!

The symptoms of Influenza and COVID-19 may include fever, sore throat, cough, body aches or difficulty breathing.

If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical advice. It is important that you call before going to any medical office and report your symptoms.

Students: Call Health Services at (203) 837-8594 or your primary care provider.

Faculty/staff: Call your primary care provider or a local urgent care.

 

 

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