Jackson State University is actively monitoring the coronavirus outbreak in our local community and around the world. While there are no confirmed cases of the virus in Mississippi or at Jackson State, the U. C. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that all institutions review their travel policies and recommend persons take routine precautions to reduce the chance of becoming ill.
Although the chance of contraction the virus I small, the CDC recommends the following to reduce the chance of becoming ill from any respiratory infection:
- Keep your immunizations up-to-date including an annual flu shot.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray and wipe.
- Wash you hands often with soap and water according to the CDC handwashing guidelines (visit www.cdc.gov/handwashing).
Also, out of the abundance of caution, the university is evaluating travel for faculty and students studying abroad and will update the campus community as more definitive information is available.