Virginia Union University is actively monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus respiratory illness. The university will provide updates as needed via email, social media, and the VUU website. If you are traveling during the upcoming spring break, please note that the U.S. State Department has placed a Level 4 Advisory (Do Not Travel) on travel to China. Moreover, personal travel to any country with a “Do Not Travel” warning based on the novel coronavirus is discouraged.
There are simple everyday preventive actions you can take to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses including novel coronavirus:
Q. WHAT IS NOVEL CORONAVIRUS
A. A newly identified coronavirus that is causing an outbreak of pneumonia illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), human coronavirus is common throughout the world and usually causes mild to moderate illness in people.
Q. WHY IS THIS NEW VIRUS A PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN?
A. It is newly identified and has caused severe illness, and so much is still unknown about it.
Q. WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
A. The health risk to the general U.S. public is considered low at this time, according to the CDC. The CDC and the World Organization (WHO) are closely monitoring the situation and providing ongoing guidance.
Q. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
A. The symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to severe, and include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
Q. WHAT IS THE MODE OF TRANSMISSION?
A. Person-to-person spread is occurring, although it is unclear exactly how it is transmitted and how easily the virus spreads between people.
IF YOU ARE SICK OR EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS