Category Archives: Update from Mexico

This information is based on what we currently know about the spread and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Risk of Getting COVID-19 People with asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.  COVID-19 can affect your respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs), cause an asthma attack, and possibly lead to pneumonia […]

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Based upon available information to date, those at […]

On March 19, the U.S. State Department issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory urging Americans to avoid all international travel. Information for undergraduate students All university-sponsored or organized undergraduate student travel (including travel sponsored or organized by student organizations, regardless of funding source) is suspended. Information for faculty, staff, graduate students, and trainees All nonessential […]

Your health and the health of our community is our primary concern. Employees should follow the university sick leave policy and notify your manager if you are sick. Students who are feeling ill are asked to call the health center or health services, Anyone who has illness accompanied by fever—regardless of their travels and/or contacts—is […]

As novel coronavirus cases continue to mount globally, humanity can’t turn to its go-to infectious disease fixes: vaccines and drugs. At least not yet. A new vaccine might be at least 12 to 18 months away though new drug treatments will likely come sooner.  Arturo Casadevall, chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology […]

Purpose This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but the virus continues to spread internationally and in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update […]

To slow the spread of COVID-19 through U.S. communities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has encouraged Americans to practice “social distancing” measures. But what is social distancing, and how is it practiced? For more information on the latest guidance, the Hub compiled information from the CDC and from Johns Hopkins experts Caitlin Rivers, […]