The university is fully engaged in planning and preparing for the potential spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus. You can review information regarding the virus, university preparations and travel guidance and more on the university’s website.
Right now, university travel to areas with a level 3 or above travel warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is restricted. As of today, this includes China, Italy, Iran and South Korea. For personal spring break travel next week (March 16-20), students, faculty and staff are advised to follow CDC guidelines and warnings.
Whether traveling or staying close to home, engaging in healthy habits remains the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or any illness. This includes frequent, thorough hand washing and/or use of hand sanitizer, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, avoiding the sharing of utensils or drinks, avoiding contact with sick people, avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth and maintaining healthy sleep and dietary habits.
If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with the virus, such as fever, coughing and difficulty breathing, contact your primary care physician as soon as possible. If you do not have one, contact the OU Physicians Health and Wellness Clinic at UCO at 405-271-8261.
This is an evolving situation that can change rapidly. The university will communicate updates as necessary via email, social media, the university website and UCONNECT. Critical, urgent updates will be communicated via the Central Alert system.