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Current Status: Normal Operations
Wed 1/29/2020 2:59 PM
FGCU monitoring Coronavirus
To: All University Faculty Staff
Hi, everyone – Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is closely monitoring updates and advisories on the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) identified as the cause of a serious outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. At this time, there have been no reported cases in Florida or at FGCU, but the number of confirmed cases internationally and in the United States is growing.
As a cautionary measure for our campus community and in keeping with our commitment to the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff, officials in FGCU’s departments of Emergency Management; Environmental Health and Safety; Student Health Services; and International Services are closely monitoring coronavirus information, including from the Florida Department of Health; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the U.S. Department of State; and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
According to the CDC, while there currently are no vaccines available to protect against human coronavirus infection, you may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following:
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
- avoid close contact with people who are sick;
- stay home while you are sick;
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands; and
- clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
Additional information and guidance on coronavirus including precautions, symptoms, travel to China, etc. can be viewed at:
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- U.S. Department of State – China Travel Advisory: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/china-travel-advisory.html
- Florida Department of Health – Coronavirus: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/2019-nCoV/index.html
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration – Coronavirus: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-issues/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
As warranted, we of course will provide additional information and updates to the FGCU community. Thanks
Vice President and Chief of Staff
Florida Gulf Coast University
FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Telephone: (239) 590-1057
Fax: (239) 590-1066
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