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COVID-19 Notifications

September 14, 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.

This notification provides an update on the status of three self-reported cases from 9/9. Each of the cases has been resolved by health/medical authorities with a negative test result. 

A COVID-19 "dashboard" with current and cumulative information is posted at www.emu.edu/coronavirus. As of 9/14/2020, EMU has one current positive case. 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 healthservices@emu.edu.
  • 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.