What You Need to Know:
A significant viral outbreak of a new type of Coronavirus named “2019 Novel Coronavirus” or “COVID-19” is affecting a large number of countries around the world, including the United States.
At this time, there have been confirmed cases in Ohio and Gov. DeWine has declared a state of emergency.
The risk is significant, which is why the governor has closed many businesses, and we have a stay at home order.
As a precaution, in keeping with CDC recommendations, Central State University has canceled our study abroad program in Italy this semester.
The Health and Wellness Center is available to give guidance but cannot diagnose and treat COVID-19. The mainstay of treatment is self-care. Those who are significantly ill should seek care at a hospital or specially set up treatment center (call ahead first, if feasible)
For information on the international outbreak, follow:
World Health Organization Situation Report
CDC Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Summary
Greene County Public Health
What Can You Do?
Practicing the following routine hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of infection:
Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.
Wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol hand rub regularly, especially after coughing or sneezing.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Anyone who is ill should keep a safe distance (at least 3 feet) from others to reduce the risk of transmitting germs.
Stay home if you don’t feel well. If you’re seriously ill, seek medical advice from a health care provider or emergency department.
All other inquires should be directed to the Health and Wellness Center at 937-376-6134.