If you are sick or believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, do not come to campus or attend social events to prevent the further spread of the virus. Even if you are well, health officials are encouraging social distancing as well as these simple precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- For information about hand washing, see CDC’s hand washing website.
- Practice physical distancing—when in public, maintain at least six feet separation from other people.
- Wear a mask or face covering in public.
- You should wear a face mask when you are around other people outside your household, and face coverings are currently required in many places throughout the Bay Area. There is evidence that face coverings may reduce the release of infectious particles into the air when someone speaks, coughs, or sneezes, including someone who has COVID-19 but feels well. Cloth face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing and washing hands and staying home when ill, but they may be helpful when combined with these primary interventions. See the CDPH's guidance on face coverings.
- If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
- Call your healthcare provider if you:
- Develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing.
- Have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19.
- Have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.
- Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.