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Guidelines for the prevention of transmission of communicable diseases

Guidelines for the prevention of transmission of communicable diseases

Everyone in the university community is encouraged to follow these basic guidelines every day:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you first notice 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.
  • The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including the Coronavirus.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of the Coronavirus to help prevent the spread of the disease to others, as well as by health care workers those taking care of someone with the Coronavirus.
  • 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 your hands are visibly dirty.
  • If you believe you might be infected with the Coronavirus, please contact your healthcare provider, the Student Health Center or the Union County Center for Human Development. It is best to call in advance of your visit to ensure precautions may be taken to ensure others are not infected.