Currently, there are zero cases of Coronavirus on the JCU campus. The University is working closely with the Ohio Department of Health to monitor the situation and follow recommended protocols.
Yes. Members of our community have visited China and at this time are symptom-free. We are closely following Ohio Department of Health and CDC protocols regarding appropriate monitoring and precautions.
No. Currently, there are zero cases of novel coronavirus on the JCU Campus. At this time, the CDC continues to categorize the virus as “low risk to Americans” who are more likely to get the flu or other viruses than novel coronavirus.
According to the CDC, steps you can take to prevent the spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent novel coronavirus, including:
- Practicing good hygiene. Wash your hands and avoid touching your mouth and eyes.
- Staying home at the first sign of symptoms. If you are sick, don’t go to school or work. Don’t cough or sneeze near others.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoiding others who are sick.
- Cleaning and disinfecting common touch surfaces frequently.
- Taking care of yourself. Be sure to get enough sleep, eat healthy and drink plenty of water.
Unless you have traveled to China or have been exposed to someone who visited China and is feeling sick with symptoms of the novel coronavirus, you most likely have a cold, the flu or another virus. As always, call your health practitioner for guidance.