Limestone College Message Regarding Cornavirus Prevention

Charles Wyatt
Limestone College Message Regarding Cornavirus Prevention

To The Limestone College Community:

In recent days, you have likely heard intensifying reports about a new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. This new disease has sickened hundreds and led to multiple deaths, according to the latest official reports.

The threat to the Limestone College community currently is considered low, but outbreaks of new viruses in humans are always a public health concern.

Limestone College and its Heath Center is monitoring this evolving situation. Since information regarding this disease is changing quickly, we advise you to check the CDC website for the most up-to-date details and guidance.

As of today, the CDC recommends deferring travel only to Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The U.S. Department of State has issued a “do not travel” advisory for all of Hubei Province. Other parts of China carry the CDC’s lowest level of alert and a recommendation to “practice usual precautions.” Chinese visitors coming to the U.S. from Wuhan are now being screened at several U.S. airports, but this process does not currently apply to visitors from other parts of China.

If you are planning travel abroad, remember to:

Visit your primary care physician in advance for current travel health and vaccination recommendations.

Enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, or STEP, to receive current embassy alerts and messages for your destinations:

The best preventative steps for any communicable disease include simple but important measures to practice as part of your daily routine, but especially during flu season:

Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water.
Avoid sharing anything that has come in contact with saliva, whether in your living or social environments.
Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.

Health officials and administrators throughout Limestone College will continue to monitor the threat of the coronavirus. If the situation warrants, we will follow up with additional communication.

Thank you.