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Rollins College officials are closely monitoring updates related to COVID 19. (Novel Coronavirus)
No cases have been reported in Florida at this time. Rollins College continues to monitor the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization, which are providing ongoing guidance. The CDC considers this new virus a public health concern based on current information. However, the immediate health risk to the general U.S. public is considered low at this time.
If you are concerned that you may have novel coronavirus, see your health care provider immediately. Symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Person-to-person spread is occurring, although it’s unclear exactly how it is transmitted and how easily the virus spreads between people.
Currently, there is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for the coronavirus. There is no vaccine to prevent this virus, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of ALL respiratory viruses:
•Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
•Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
•Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
•Stay home when 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.