As we head into spring break, we hope you take time to rest, reflect and rejuvenate with family and friends.
If you are traveling internationally, please use standard precautions and be aware of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, travel guidelines and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Make sure to keep up to date with your airline and know whether it is altering flights or if the destination you are traveling to is, or could be, impacted by the virus.
As a precautionary measure, remember to bring your laptops and textbooks home in the case that we must go online or your travel becomes disrupted.
Please know that the university is planning for all potential scenarios, and that your health is our top priority.
Campus Cleaning and Staying Healthy
This spring break provides the university a good opportunity to deep clean and disinfect in areas that are not always accessible during normal operations, including all of the classrooms, restrooms and public areas on campus.
In addition, we have added a few extra alcohol-based hand sanitizing stations at areas of large congregation. But please remember, washing your hands should be your first line of defense against germs.
While most young people who have COVID-19 are exhibiting mild symptoms and/or are asymptomatic, we live in a global community and should not only protect ourselves but others who are immunocompromised from becoming ill.
The best thing to do is to continue monitoring your health and practicing the following enhanced precautions (as recommended by the CDC and health leaders):
- 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 (or cough/sneeze into your sleeve or elbow)
- Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces
If you haven’t already, please sign up for Shenandoah’s emergency alert system.
For more updates from Shenandoah, please visit su.edu/coronavirus.
We would like for everyone to have a wonderful spring break. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the Wilkins Wellness Center in Racey Hall or call 540-665-4530.