Office of Safety and Risk Management
Edinboro University’s Emergency Response Team continues to monitor the latest national data related to the COVID-19 pandemic while working tirelessly to minimize the spread of the virus and foster a safe living, learning and working environment for all members of the Edinboro University community.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), human coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and usually cause mild to moderate symptoms. Previous coronavirus outbreaks have included Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
The virus is believed to spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, close personal contact (within about six feet) and by touching contaminated objects or surfaces.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, but global research is underway. The CDC recommends taking basic precautionary steps to prevent the spread of germs and respiratory viruses.
The CDC advises the use of cloth face coverings with two or more layers to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
Health questions can be directed to Student Health Services at 814-732-2743. Parents and students can contact the Student Engagement Division at 814-732-2313. Edinboro employees with work-related questions can call Human Resources at 814-732-2703.
Please submit your questions regarding COVID-19 using the form below.