Covid19 TUC Updates

Provost Messages

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July 24, 2020
Campus Notification: COVID-19 and Fall 2020

Dear Touro University California students, faculty and staff, 

The faculty and staff across all of the Touro University California programs have been working through the summer preparing for a hybrid, a combination of remote and in person Fall 2020.   This preparation for Fall Term is outlined in the Healthy TUC Return-To-Campus Plan as well as in re-designed courses that are employing innovative teaching strategies and technology.  As we shared in June, the status of a Fall hybrid return to campus would be dependent upon the status of COVID-19 as we neared the start of the semester. 

In the months and weeks leading up to the Fall term we have continued to watch the state of COVID-19 in our community and across California.  Unfortunately, the flat curve that we were able to maintain throughout the spring has not been maintained over the summer months.  The last 6-8 weeks have seen increasing infection rates (especially in 18-45 year olds), number of active cases, and increasing hospitalizations.  This has resulted in Solano County being placed on the Governor’s watch list.   

With the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty and our Solano County communities as our top priority we believe it is unwise to re-open campus with the hybrid curriculum we had planned.  Rotations are still be scheduled as hospital and clinic sites remain available.  We understand that this is disappointing and certainly not what any of us anticipated for the fall semester.  

Please be assured that our new plans for fall semester, with nearly all of our teaching and learning conducted remotely, will continue to provide our students with the same high quality Touro education that has resulted in some of the highest board and licensing exam pass rates in California.  Your passionate, dedicated, and caring faculty and staff have been working through the summer to develop innovative and engaging remote teaching and learning activities and re-designing courses for remote access. 

We also understand that it isn’t just about what happens in the classroom that is important to our students.  We have been working on adding innovative and interactive academic, professional, and social experiences to keep our students engaged both academically and socially in the Touro Community.  

The Academic Experience 

In March, our faculty had to quickly transition from traditional on ground teaching to fully remote teaching and learning without much notice.  These same dedicated faculty have spent the summer preparing for two fall term scenarios – hybrid and fully remote.  The faculty have been working with the Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching and instructional designers to incorporate new technologies and best practices in remote teaching into their courses.  Although the courses will be offered remotely, our students will remain actively engaged in the course and still expected to participate in small group discussions and team based learning. 

Academic support services will be expanding its offerings to help students succeed in this virtual and remote format.  Remote access to tutoring, student success seminars, study groups, and student services will all be available.  Academic Support Services/Learning Specialists:  jill.alban@tu.edu, paisley.rosengren@tu.edu 

The library and librarian assistance will be available remotely as well as through “carry out” and mail services.  This includes e-books, e-journals, publisher databases, streaming videos, and print collection books and journals.  

Printing services will also be available to students through “carry out” service. 

We heard from students in the survey on Fall 2020, that having access to Campus Study spaces (Library, Wilderman Hall, and Farragut Inn) are important to you.  Unfortunately at this time with Solano County on the Governor’s Watch List we are unable to accommodate campus-based study halls.  However, we will continue to monitor the situation and determine when we can safely open these spaces back up during the Fall semester. 

Students will be hearing directly from their program deans and directors shortly on specifics about their academic programs. 

Engaging outside of the classroom 

We know that a sense of community and engagement outside of the classroom is important to our students and to prevent burn out.  As such, the staff and faculty at Touro have been continuing to grow virtual opportunities to connect with each other.  This includes weekly yoga, mindfulness, reflections with Rabbi, and WARM activities to name a few.  In addition, you can expect to see more of our new summer seminar series on timely and important topics such as our Noon Fridays for  Health Equity.  

On the professional side, there are weekly OMM cases and all of our professional club activities.  On the social side, the Office of Student Affairs, the various programs, and the student government association have many social events in the planning phase.   

If you are interested in serving the community, the student led COVID Corp has COVID-safe opportunities for you to get involved in.  

Physical on campus research opportunities will not be available for students during the fall semester.  But, if you are interested in research, there are opportunities for remote student research projects across the campus departments.  

Student Health and Counseling 

Student Health and Counseling Services will continue to be available remotely. 

  • Rabbi Tenenbaum: 707-638-5507
  • TUC’s Confidential Student Counseling: 707-638-5292
  • 24/7 Crisis phone counseling: 707-638-5292, Option 3

Finances 

We understand that COVID-19 may cause significant financial hardships on many students and families. Please reach out to financial aid to discuss your options and to see if you qualify for the COVID Student Emergency Fund.  Touro will continue to employ as many students as possible remotely through the Federal Work-Study Program. 

Looking Toward the Future 

While COVID-19 has caused disruption for all of us and we all wish for a return to “normal”, we are confident that during the fall semester our Touro students will receive high quality experiences both inside the virtual classroom and outside the classroom.  

With California leading the nation in COVID-related public health leadership, we believe our County will be well positioned for a re-opening and a new normal for the spring semester with on-campus learning. 

Please watch for e-mails and messages from your programs with more details about the fall semester.  Some programs may be hosting Zoom Townhalls to answer your questions about the fall semester.  We look forward to virtually seeing you in the Zoom-room this semester. 

As always if you have any concerns or questions please feel free to reach out to your program leadership or to the Provost Office. 

Stay healthy and safe!

Sincerely,

Sarah Sweitzer, Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Michael Clearfield, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine
Andrea Garcia, Associate Vice President for Advancement
Steve Jacobson, Dean of Student Affairs
Lisa Norton, Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences
Debbie Sasaki-Hill, Interim Dean of the College of Pharmacy

June 12, 2020
Provost Update - Fall 2020 Plans

Dear TUC Students, 

Thank you to the 544 of you who took time over the previous 72 hours to provide us with your thoughts, ideas, and concerns regarding Fall 2020.  Your input and thoughts are important to the TUC leadership teams and will be used to help guide us in the Fall term.  An overview of the major survey findings are provided at the end of this e-mail.  

We know how eager all of you are to return for the fall semester, and how excited our new students are to start their Touro careers.  We are excited too. We all miss seeing each other in person and our sense of family and community. 

University administration, faculty and staff have worked hard over the past few months to develop a plan that puts the health and safety of our campuses first. As such, Fall 2020 will be a combination of remote and hybrid format that best fits the individual programs and the necessary learning outcomes.  What this means is that some of our programs, or some classes in our programs, will be fully remote while other programs or classes in our programs will be in a hybrid format.  Some hybrid formats will require weekly campus visits and others will require less frequent or only one campus visit.  Each of your programs will be in direct communication with you in the next day or so with the specifics for your program so that you can finalize your fall living arrangements as necessary.  

There are many details that are still being planned, but we have a strong framework that we are confident will allow us a safe Fall 2020.  These plans, of course, are dependent on the state of COVID-19 later this summer. We are closely watching the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our state, county and local health officials.   

With that, below is an outline of some of the most critical elements of our Fall 2020 plan:

  • Orientation:  A fully online remote orientation platform is being used that includes significant virtual social opportunities.  We have a great campus team that has been working hard putting together a great orientation.
  • Academic Calendar: Some universities are moving up their start dates, but we wanted to avoid that disruption for our students and faculty. We will start and end the semester as scheduled. But to reduce COVID-19 transmission risk with holiday travel, fall hybrid campus activities will be completed by Thanksgiving.   After Thanksgiving, all activities will be delivered fully remote.  Students will not return to campus after Thanksgiving break.
  • Hybrid - Safe Classroom Design: Our classes are being redesigned to ensure CDC-recommended social distancing of at least six feet between students. This includes teaching classes in larger spaces, having a small number of students on campus at any one time, and coordinating how students move within campus spaces.  Additionally, students and faculty will wear face coverings in class (either university-issued or personal face coverings may be used).
  • Cleaning, Sanitizing and Density: The university is installing new and intensified cleaning and sanitizing protocols and acquiring the necessary supplies. Additionally, limitations will be placed on public gathering spaces, and Plexiglas shields will be installed in reception areas. Directional signage also will be installed to control the flow as we walk through campus.  Office spaces and work areas will be reconfigured to create appropriate social distancing.
  • Remote – Class Experience:  Your remote class experience will include active learning, small group work, and a combination of synchronous and asynchronous activities.  Your faculty will be available for virtual office hours and before and after the scheduled class to provide you and your classmates with virtual gathering and socializing time.  We will work with student leadership to provide avenues and tools for setting up virtual group study.
  • Exams: All programs are planning for remote proctored exams as we used at the end of the Spring 2020 term.  Students will also have the option of coming to campus for testing if needed.
  • Student Services:  We will continue “carry out” printing services and we have recently added “carry out” library services.  All student affairs services, including academic support, are available in virtual formats.  Remote counseling services are available.  We are still working out the details regarding how to access student health services and use of study spaces on campus.
  • Student Life and Extracurricular Activities: Student life activities and club sponsored activities is an important part of being a Touro Bull. Our student affairs and college teams are designing exciting activities for our new and returning students, but they will be different from traditional events on our campus, as we explore ways to engage in our new virtual world to keep us all healthy and safe.  This includes things like virtual WARM, yoga Sundays, cooking with Chef and other great additions to the virtual line-up. 
  • PPE and Safety on Rotations: For students out on rotation, your safety is our number one concern.  We will provide you with the required PPE and ensure the quality and safety of our rotation sites.

More details will be coming over the next few weeks leading into the fall semester. As always, our decision-making during the COVID-19 recovery period is rooted in our priority for the health and safety of our university community and our commitment to deliver a high quality and personalized educational experience.  

We look forward to welcoming you back for Fall 2020!  Go Bulls! 

Below are some key findings from your survey responses

  • Your responses represent the voices of 39% of our student population including 50% from COM, 24% from COP, and 26% from CEHS. 
  • One third of you are in your clinical rotations and two thirds are in your didactic classroom studies. 
  • For those in rotations, there is similar shared concern on rotation sites, safety, quality, PPE, and on time program completion.
  • For those in your didactic years there was a preference for some form of hybrid with a quarter who would prefer fully remote. 
  • About a quarter of responses indicated personal health concerns about attending on campus activities. 
  • There was a pretty equal split on whether it would be disruptive or not if we began the term in hybrid format and had to transition to fully remote.
  • Sixty percent of students live 60 miles or less from campus. 
  • Seventy percent indicated that campus requirements in a hybrid format would not represent a hardship. 
  • Housing, campus study spaces, campus testing spaces, printing services, academic support services, and student health are important to a majority of students. 
  • A majority of students are concerned about format as it pertains to their optimal llearning, quality of instruction, ability to engage in group study, ability to engage with faculty, social connections and extracurriculars.

Below is a semi-quantitative analysis of the comments provided by students who are in their rotations.  The larger the word the more times it was found in the comments.

Rotations Analysis

Below is a semi-quantitative analysis of the comments provided by students who are in their didactic curriculum.  The larger the words the more times it was found in the comments.

 

Didactive Analysis

 

Sarah M. Sweitzer, PhD
Provost, CAO
Touro University California
(707) 638-5276
Sarah.sweitzer@tu.edu 

 

March 16, 2020
Message from the Provost

Dear TUC Community (Students, Staff and Faculty), 

The Touro University California administration continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation very closely which includes the announcement at noon today that many of our Bay Area Counties are moving to “shelter in place” protocols.  As you are aware, the Touro University California’s (TUC’s) academic leadership team has been monitoring and responding to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus since January.  As the situation continues to change rapidly, we are continuing to respond in a deliberate and responsible way to proactively ensure the health and safety of our campus community.   Fortunately, as of this writing, we have no known cases of COVID-19 on our campus. 

Touro University California is now enacting our fully remote operations contingency plan in anticipation of Solano County and surrounding Counties adopting “shelter in place” protocols.  These fully remote operations will allow us to continue to deliver the curriculum in a remote access format while also putting the health and safety of our community (students, faculty, staff) at the forefront. 

Starting Tuesday March 17, 2020 the following measures will be in place for TUC schools and programs: 

  • University offices remain open through our fully remote operations contingency plan with TUC staff and faculty working remotely.  Faculty and Staff should coordinate with their Deans/Directors for specific individual plans and required accesses for fully remote operations from Tuesday March 17, 2020 – April 6, 2020.  This is subject to change in coordination with government agencies.
  • Classroom based teaching and learning activities will be remote learning formats beginning Sunday March 15, 2020 and continuing until we return to campus after the Passover holiday on April 20, 2020. Individual programs will continue to communicate with students regarding modifications to their course schedules.
  • Lab-based activities that can be converted to remote learning strategies will be converted.  Activities that cannot be converted to a remote learning strategy will be modified and/or delayed until a time when it is deemed safe for students to return to such activities. 
  • At this time, all examinations will be converted to remote accessible or postponed for when students can return to the physical campus which, at this time, is scheduled for April 20, 2020.
    • The status of clinical experiences for the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Education and Health Sciences will be communicated through your specific programs on an individual basis.
  • TUC public events are being cancelled or transitioned to remote access format through April 20, 2020. 
    • Non-essential meetings are being moved to a tele- or video conference format and guidelines for essential, in-person meetings have been posted on our website: http://tu.edu/emergency/.
  • TUC non-essential community outreach efforts, student clinics, and student organizations meetings/events are being cancelled or postponed and will be reevaluated to be restarted April 20.
  • The TUC library will be physically closing but accessible virtually.  As possible Library will provide electronic copies of requested materials to TUC faculty, staff, and students.  If necessary, Library will mail any needed Library print materials via US mail as long as mail service remains operational. Hours:  Mondays - Thursdays -- 8 am - 8 pm and Fridays --  8 am - 3 pm

We are confident in our ability, as the TUC community, to pull together with professionalism, kindness, and compassion and come out as a stronger community through this shared experience.  Sheltering in place does not mean isolation.  Please take care of yourselves and each other during these coming weeks and stay in contact via the many technologies available to us from the old fashioned phone call to the newer facetime and other social media connectors.  It is also a great time to re-connect with nature and enjoy a walk with social distancing or just having a picnic outside.

Counseling Resources

We also recognize the impact that evolving landscape may have on an individual level. 

  • Students: Personal counseling is available to you free of charge through the TUC Counseling Services.  Please call counseling services at 707-638-5292. By calling this number you can schedule an appointment, leave a voicemail and receive a call back, or you may speak by phone with an off-site counselor 24-7 by choosing option 3.
  • Faculty and Staff: The Employee Assistance Program is available to all Touro employees.  Call 1-800-999-7222 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or logon to www.AnthemEAP.com Password: touro-admin

You are also welcome to email us any questions at tuc.provost@tu.edu

Sincerely, 

Sarah M. Sweitzer, PhD
Provost, CAO
Touro University California
(707) 638-5276
Sarah.sweitzer@tu.edu 

What to Do if You Think You're Sick:
Call ahead: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19 or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, call your health care provider or local public health department first before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.

Website Resources

You may find the following sites helpful in monitoring the situation globally and locally:

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Message from the Provost
March 14, 2020

Dear TUC Community (students, faculty, and staff),

Just a reminder that starting Sunday March 15, 2020 classroom based teaching and learning activities will move to remote learning formats (http://tu.edu/emergency/).  By this time all students should have received updates from:  1) their individual programs with guidance for the coming 5 weeks, and 2) an e-mail from IT with some very specific steps to take to ensure access to the required technology for remote learning.  If you haven’t seen all three of these messages please review your e-mails from March 12 and 13.  The safety and health of our TUC community is of primary importance in this temporary transition to remote teaching and learning.  Please remember TUC has available counseling resources for students, faculty, and staff. 

COVID-19 Recommendations

The Touro University California administration continues to monitor the situation very closely and we will continue to modify our campus response in line with State and County Health Department recommendations.  At this time we are not aware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our TUC community.  

As more widespread testing for COVID-19 becomes available it is expected that there will be a spike in the number of cases in our surrounding communities and very likely our own community.  This is logical in light of the WHO-China report recently released that found in 80% of known cases, COVID-19 causes mild to moderate illness which present like mild to moderate flu symptoms for which no healthcare is likely to be sought. (https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/who-china-joint-mission-on-covid-19-final-report.pdf).

As of this time, the Solano County Public Health is maintaining that the best practices to prevent spread of COVID-19 in our community remain to be good hand hygiene, covering your cough/sneeze, avoiding large gatherings, staying home if you are feeling ill, and practicing social distancing as appropriate

From WHO-China report one of the recommendations is for the public to “be prepared to actively support a response to COVID-19 in a variety of ways, including the adoption of more stringent ‘social distancing’ practices and helping the high-risk elderly population.”  Whether you are on or off campus a simple rule of thumb is to provide a distance of two arms length (roughly 3-6 feet) between you and another person.  See attached guidance from the Solano County Public Health.

If you are feeling ill please refer to the CDC “What to do if you are sick”

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fsteps-when-sick.html 

DCS updates (from Chef Ray)

As part TUC’s updated response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will scale down dining and catering operations. Effective March 16, 2020 and until further notice, Lander Café will be closed for lunch service.  We will continue to serve lunch at the Farragut Inn Monday through Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Campus catering will only deliver individually packaged meals from March 16, 2020 – April 19, 2020.  No buffet style catering will be available.

As the situation regarding the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus continues to develop, we want to assure you that our priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of all members of our community.  

Sarah M. Sweitzer, PhD
Provost, CAO
Touro University California
(707) 638-5276
Sarah.sweitzer@tu.edu

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Message from the Provost
March 12, 2020

Dear Touro University California Community, 

Since late January, Touro University California’s (TUC’s) academic leadership team has been monitoring and responding to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. The clinical situation is changing rapidly and we are trying to act as deliberately and responsibly as we can to proactively ensure the health and safety of our campus community. 

Fortunately, as of this writing, we have no known cases of COVID-19 on our campus. Please be assured, that TUC has been, and continues to be, in contact with the Solano County Public Health and the California Public Health departments for specific updates relevant to our region. 

I am writing today to outline TUC’s updated response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The policies we are adapting are based on ongoing consultation with leaders in public health and higher education. We are implementing these policies to reduce the number of large crowds present on campuses, as per the social distancing guidance and recommendations for Institutions of Higher Education from the California Department of Public Health, and CDC. 

The following measures will be in place for TUC schools and programs: 

  • Classroom based teaching and learning activities will move to remote learning formats beginning Sunday March 15, 2020 and continuing until we return to campus after the Passover holiday on April 20, 2020. Individual programs will be in communication with students regarding modifications to their course schedules.
  • Lab-based activities that can be converted to remote learning strategies will be converted.  Activities that cannot be converted to a remote learning strategy will be modified and/or delayed until a time when it is deemed safe for students to return to such activities. 
  • At this time, examinations determined to be essential for on-time program completion of our students will be modified to provide adequate social distancing for all students who return to campus to take these exams.
    • Students should only report to campus for essential examinations.
    • Clinical experiences for the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Education and Health Sciences will continue as long as the clinical/externship/field placement site will accept students. International rotations have been suspended and those returning from international travel are practicing social distancing.
      • In the interest of student safety, student direct care of known or suspected COVID-19 cases will be limited per AAMC guidelines, but otherwise clinical students will continue their roles as part of the health care team.
  • TUC public events are being cancelled or transitioned to remote access format through April 20, 2020. 
    • Non-essential meetings are being moved to a tele- or video conference format and guidelines for essential, in-person meetings have been posted on our website: http://tu.edu/emergency/.
    • TUC non-essential community outreach efforts, student clinics, and student organizations meetings/events are being cancelled or postponed and will be reevaluated to be restarted April 20.
    • At this time the library will remain open, but hours may be reduced depending upon the availability of staffing.  We will aim to provide TUC community as much notice as possible about changes in Library hours.  The Library Director will send out any changes via e-mail and will post changes on Library website.
      • For the reasons we are going to online classes, we want to discourage large groups of students gathering in the Library.   Therefore we are encouraging students to study at home if possible and to practice social distancing in the Library.    The Library will be happy to mail items to students or faculty or staff if needed and to provide help via phone and online. 
  • University offices remain open and TUC staff and faculty will be reporting to work.  All public and common areas of our campuses and in our buildings are being cleaned and disinfected regularly.
    • Per CDC, all employees should stay home if they are sick until at least 24 hours after their fever (temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher) is gone. Temperature should be measured without the use of fever-reducing medicines (medicines that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen).
    • If you become sick at work, you should promptly separate yourself from other workers and go home until at least 24 hours after their fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medications, or after symptoms have improved (at least 4-5 days after flu/flu-like symptoms started). 

TUC administration is in constant contact with the department of public health authorities and their suggestions regarding quarantine and notifications will continue to be followed. 

I would like to thank each of you for continuing to be TUC lamplighters in our community as we weather this rapidly evolving situation. I realize that this decision is disruptive, but enacting these social distancing measures now will better prepare us to appropriately and effectively respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, care for those who are ill, and promote the safety of the campus and larger Solano County community. 

I encourage you to continue to stay informed through our special webpage on the COVID-19 outbreak at: http://tu.edu/emergency/ or visit the following websites to help monitor the situation locally and globally: 

You are invited to join a Zoom COVID-19 Town Hall on Monday March 16, 2020 at noon (PT) with NYMC Dean Robert Amler, MD.  This will be available via Zoom only.  The chat feature will be moderated for a Q&A session with Dr. Amler at the end of his presentation.  We hope you can join us for this important town hall meeting.  Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/162013985

You are also welcome to email us any questions at tuc.provost@tu.edu

Sincerely, 

Sarah M. Sweitzer, PhD
Provost, CAO
Touro University California
(707) 638-5276

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Message from the Provost
March 9, 2020

CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in 60 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.               

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are there any confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Touro University California (TUC) campus? 

No, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among TUC students, staff or faculty.

How is TUC monitoring COVID-19? 

Please be assured that TUC has been, and continues to be, in contact with the Solano County Public Health and the California Department of Public Health for specific updates relevant to our region. Individuals are encouraged to monitor the websites of these sources for official information.

Does TUC have travel restrictions at this time?

Because international travel carries unforeseeable risks, TUC/Touro College and University Systems (TCUS) sponsored international travel is being curtailed and other University related travel will require pre-approval. Touro has developed new travel policies that are effective immediately.  See Travel Policy here.

For individuals considering personal travel, we urge caution. The California Department of Public Health recommends that individuals with compromised immune systems should not travel internationally, or to currently affected regions. 

If you do plan to travel, please keep in mind that—in accordance with the California State Department of Public Health— all students and faculty returning from currently impacted countries or regions of impacted countries will be required to be quarantined for 14 days upon return. 

What should I should I do if I believe I have been exposed to COVID-19?

If you recently traveled to affected areas and feel sick with fever, cough or trouble breathing, or you develop symptoms, you should: 

Seek immediate medical care. Call ahead and tell them about your travel and symptoms.

Avoid contact with others.

Stay home if you're ill and isolate yourself from roommates, except for seeking medical care.

Avoid further travel until the illness resolves.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.

Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 

Is there treatment for COVID-19?

There is no specific treatment available for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). People infected with coronavirus should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. 

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

Human coronaviruses commonly cause mild-to-moderate illness in people. Symptoms can include: 

Runny nose
Headache
Cough
Sore throat
Fever

How Does Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Spread?

Since this virus is very new, health authorities continue to carefully monitor how this virus spreads. It's not clear yet how Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads from person-to-person if not traveled to an affected area. It's important to know this in order to better understand the risk associated with this virus. 

How can I help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19?

Since there are no vaccines available to date, to protect against human Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. To reduce your risk of infection: 

Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Cover a sneeze or a cough with the crook of your arm (inner elbow), or with a tissue and immediately discard used tissue.

Clean and disinfect surface areas frequently.

Stay at home when feeling sick.

Minimize contact with others in large gatherings or public settings.

Make sure that your influenza (flu) vaccinations are current. 

Additional Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

California Department of Public Health

Solano County Public Health

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