COVID-19 (January 31, 2020 - 4:25 PM)

Dear UB Community:

We are writing today to provide a brief update on the COVID-19 outbreak first identified in China. The World Health Organization (WHO) has put measures in place to prevent further spread of the virus. There are no cases of 2019-nCoV currently reported at the University of Bridgeport.

UB Student Health Services is urging anyone who has traveled to China in the past two months, or has been in contact with anyone who has traveled recently to China, and is experiencing any of the below signs and symptoms to call or come to Student Health Services or report to the nearest hospital:

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath

To learn more about the coronavirus, please visit the CDC.

We encourage students who are concerned that they may have had close contact with an ill person who is experiencing flu-like symptoms to visit UB Student Health Services from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. When Health Services is closed, students should contact AMR through Campus Security at 203-576-4913. Faculty and staff should consult with their primary care physician for advice and guidance.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update as needed.

As a general reminder, it's the flu season! Please do not forget to wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizers. Also, remember to cough or sneeze into your sleeve.

We wish you a happy and healthy spring semester.

 

Craig S. Lennon
Dean of Students

Jacklyn Obeng
Director of Student Health Services

April Vournelis
Executive Director of Security

Type: Information
Priority: Moderate