This page was last updated: March 23, 2020 at 9:50 am
These local, federal and global health organizations are providing the latest advice and health resources for responding to COVID-19:
- McKinley Health Center
- Champaign Urbana Public Health District
- Emory University’s Coronavirus Checker
The university is asking that everyone in the campus community practice enhanced precautions, including monitoring your health regularly and social distancing. Social distancing means avoiding group gatherings and maintaining a distance of six feet from others as much as possible.
COVID-19 quarantine guidelines
Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease by separating and restricting the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease.
Quarantined individuals should adhere to the following guidelines:
Monitor your symptoms
Monitor your body temperature and record the results and time taken.
IMMEDIATELY seek medical attention if you develop any of the following symptoms:
- Fever over 100.4 F
- Shortness of breath
Stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom. If not possible, clean after use.
You should restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just like you would around other people.
Do not share household items
Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home.
After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
Wear a facemask
Do not go out in public unless there is an emergency or you are seeking medical care. If you have to leave, wear a face mask.
Cover coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can.
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or, if soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Have food/groceries delivered
There are a number of services that offer food or grocery delivery. Please note for the driver to leave the food outside of your door.