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COVID-19 Notifications

September 09, 2020

Campus Health Update

The welfare and safety of our community is our highest priority. This email shares a recent development related to COVID-19.

Per health care privacy guidelines, the university has a responsibility to protect the identities of affected employees and students.

EMU has confirmed a resident student has reported a positive COVID-19 test result. EMU previously contacted those individuals who have been in contact with this individual and provided additional guidance. Appropriate protocols are being followed and the local health department has been notified.

A non-resident student and an employee have also each self-reported a positive COVID-19 test. Self-reported data may be delayed in its reporting to EMU. Both of these individuals are in isolation and the local health department was notified by their physicians. 

We will continue to post updates on EMU’s COVID-19 webpage, and will send out updates via email. 

Please note the following reminders as we stay vigilant and prioritize our community health:
  •  If you are symptomatic for COVID or have been exposed to someone diagnosed or symptomatic with COVID, call EMU's COVID-19 hotline (540) 421-3406 or email
  • All employees and students should monitor themselves daily for possible symptoms, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and/or respiratory infection/distress, and complete the Symptom Tracker with that information.
  • Be vigilant about your health. Practice good hygiene and everyday preventive actions (frequent hand-washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces; avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing).
  • Stay home if you are sick or if other members of your household are ill.