Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Edinboro University
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          Office of Safety and Risk Management
          Lawrence Towers, 1st Floor
          150 Perry Lane
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2709
          Fax: (814) 732-2228

          Jim Dahle
          Director of Safety and Risk Management
          Phone: (814) 732-2709
          Fax:
          (814) 732-2228
          Email:
           jdahle@edinboro.edu

          Coronavirus (COVID-19)



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          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.

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          General COVID-19 Information

          What is novel coronavirus?

          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).

          How does COVID-19 spread?

          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.

          How do I protect myself and others from the coronavirus?

          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.

          • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, especially after using the restroom, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
          • Use an alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable.
          • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
          • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
          • Always cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and discard used tissues immediately.
          • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in your home.
          • Don’t share food or drink.
          • Stay home when you are sick.

          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. 

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          Important Numbers

          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.

          Questions or Feedback about COVID-19?

          Please submit your questions regarding COVID-19 using the form below.

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          (e.g. 814-732-2000 or (814) 732-2000)

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