The entire academic public health community has been closely monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. We understand that most universities have provided guidance to their campuses on managing the threat. Given the rapidly evolving nature of the outbreak, we urge our members to work with their campus leadership and state and local health officials, and follow the daily updates from CDC, WHO, NIH, FDA, Dept. of State, and Dept. of Homeland Security. We have been in contact with CDC officials managing the outbreak response to offer ASPPH’s assistance and will keep our members informed if CDC has specific requests of our community.
As always, please be sure to take these necessary precautions that will help prevent the flu, Novel coronavirus, and other respiratory illnesses: