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Coronavirus | Campus Update | March 6

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March 6, 2020 | 8 p.m.

There are still no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at Fordham University.

As of March 6, there are two faculty members and three students who may have been exposed to COVID-19 off campus. Out of an abundance of caution they are self-isolating at home for 14 days and the faculty are teaching their courses online.

Also, on March 6, the parent of a prospective student fell ill on the second floor of Duane Library. The parent was transported to the hospital where they were treated and released. The second floor has since been professionally cleaned and disinfected.

The potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, both globally and to the United States; individual risk is dependent on exposure. As of today there are still no confirmed cases of this virus at Fordham University.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, with multiple new cases being reported daily in the United States and New York State. Please see fordham.edu/coronavirus for detailed information on the University’s preparation and planning, including a Coronavirus FAQ.

Any student experiencing symptoms (which may be similar to the flu or common cold, and may include fever and coughing) should call (rather than visit) University Health Services (UHS) immediately:

Lincoln Center: (212) 636-7160
Rose Hill: (718) 817-4160
After business hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (718) 817-2222. Someone will be available to take your call at this number 24/7.

Faculty and staff should contact their health care provider.

Prevention is very important. Here are ways to stay healthy:

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
Increase your fluid intake.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and face.
Keep home/personal spaces clean, disinfect common surfaces.
Avoid contact with sick people.
Cover your cough with tissue/paper towel or the crook of your elbow.
If you have not received an influenza (flu) vaccine this year, do get one as soon as possible.
If you are sick, please stay home and contact your medical provider.
Fordham custodial personnel continue to deep clean common areas and restrooms on an accelerated schedule.

In general, students, faculty, and staff should avoid nonessential international travel until advised otherwise by University administration.

For more information, visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page
If you have Fordham-specific questions please see the full contact list below.

Maureen Keown, MSN, Director
University Health Services
mkeown@fordham.edu

University Health Services health@fordham.edu Lincoln Center: (212) 636-7160
Rose Hill: (718) 817-4160
Department of Public Safety publicsafetyrh@fordham.edu (718) 817-2222 Available 24/7
Dean of Student Services gpappas@fordham.edu (718) 817-4395
Dean of Students (RH) deanrodgers@fordham.edu (718) 817-4755
Dean of Students (LC) deanofsalc@fordham.edu (212) 636-6250
Residential Life (RH) resliferh@fordham.edu (718) 817-3080
Residential Life (LC) reslifelc@fordham.edu (212) 636-7100

For more general questions, please consult the Student Handbook as a guide to Fordham offices.

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