March 3 message to Emory University staff about coronavirus

March 3, 2020

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Editor’s note: The following message was sent March 3 to all Emory University staff members. 

Dear Emory University staff,

As you may be aware, Emory’s leadership has been highly engaged in discussions about the COVID-19 virus and the potential impact on our community. Institution-wide preparations and guidelines are ongoing and extensive.

Our main method of communication at this time is the university's Coronavirus Updates for the Emory Community. This page provides regular updates on travel advisories, phone numbers, links and support resources to reflect the most recent guidance and developments. It is important to bookmark this website and check it regularly, for the most updated information about Emory’s plans and guidelines.

As a reminder, here are basic steps that each person should take to protect their own health:

  • Use hand sanitizer routinely (at least 60% alcohol) and wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes with your sleeve or a tissue.
  • Use a face mask only if you are ill (not necessary when you are well). All ill students with fever and cough will be masked prior to entering Student Health Services.
  • Stay at home if you are ill, especially if you have a fever. Resume regular routines when you are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications.
  • For environmental hygiene, use bleach wipes and wipe down all commonly touched surfaces.
  • As COVID-19 mimics the flu, it is not too late to get your flu shot to limit your risk of having a similar illness.
  • These and other measures can be reviewed here.

Please continue to check the website daily. Thank you.

Del King
VP, Human Resources 

Theresa Milazzo
VP, Human Resources