Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions
What is coronavirus?
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China and has been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States.
Symptoms of the virus appear to be consistent with respiratory illness; fever, cough and shortness of breath.
What is Millersville University doing in response to coronavirus?
Millersville University has activated the Incident Response Team (IRT), which is made up of staff from across campus, and they continue to meet on a regular basis to monitor the situation.
We have opened lines of communication with public health agencies and local health facilities.
We have restricted international travel as appropriate and curtailed our study abroad programs for the safety and well-being of our students and faculty.
We have moved all face to face classes to online instruction for the remainder of the spring semester.
What can I do to keep myself safe/healthy?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoid unnecessary travel.
Where can I find updates on coronavirus?
The latest information from Millersville University will be found on this webpage.
We encourage you to refer the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
What does self-isolation mean?
Isolation means the separation of a person or group of people known or reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease and potentially infectious from those who are not infected to prevent spread of the communicable disease. Isolation for public health purposes may be voluntary or compelled by federal, state, or local public health order.
Where can I send my questions?
All questions/comments related to coronavirus can be sent using our contact form.