International Student Services

January 30, 2020

Health Alert: Information about novel coronavirus

There continue to be no confirmed cases of the coronavirus at the UW. Review up to date information and recommendations from the University’s Environmental Health & Safety Department regarding the novel coronavirus. An FAQ page has been provided for students, faculty, and staff with questions. Information is also available through the CDC’s 2019 Coronavirus page.

The University continues to ask everyone to take steps we always recommend to protect yourselves and other, and to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

  • Stay home when you are sick to prevent others from being exposed to your illness.
  • If you visit a health care provider for fever and cough, ask for a surgical mask to help prevent spread of infection when in the health care setting.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Wash your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.

If you have recently traveled to Wuhan, China (within 14 days) and are having fever and respiratory symptoms (such as coughing or shortness of breath), contact your primary care provider or contact UW’s Hall Health Center.