Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates: uc.edu/publichealth
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus that infects the nose or mouth causing mild to severe respiratory disease. Although most recover without requiring special treatment, anyone at any age can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die. Covid illness also results in missing school and important campus events, and some with seemingly mild illness will develop Long Covid. The first and most important step in preventing COVID-19 is to get vaccinated.
COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus. These droplets and particles can be breathed in by others or get in through their eyes, noses, or mouth.
COVID-19 transmission has changed and continues to change as new variants arise, but in general:
You should follow the UC Public Health COVID-19 campus guidelines.
If you have been exposed, wear a mask, monitor for symptoms, avoid exposing others, and get tested on day 6.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, shortness of breath, or fever:
go to your nearest Emergency Department (UCMC Emergency Department, 513-584-1000) or call emergency services (911) and let them know you are very ill and may have COVID-19.
If you are sick or worried about your illness and would like to see a provider, contact your healthcare provider or students may call UHS at 513-556-2564.
COVID-19 vaccination is available to members of the campus community through UC Health, call 513-584-DOSE (3673) for details, visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccine provider near you.
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