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 Health Services has confirmed that a non-resident student has tested positive for COVID-19. Appropriate protocols are being followed, contact tracing has taken place, and the local health department has been notified.
A COVID-19 "dashboard" with current and cumulative information is posted at www.emu.edu/coronavirus. Note that information is updated at 1 p.m., Monday-Friday.
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 email@example.com.
- 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.