Keeping our campus healthy

August 25, 2020

This message was sent to University students, faculty and staff.

To Our University Community:

As we begin the fall semester, it is important to remember that the University has numerous services and resources that are available to help make the coming year a successful one.

Dr. Cheryl Hug-English has been the director of our Student Health Center for many years. Her association with our institution dates back throughout her entire lifetime. Dr. Hug-English and her colleagues in the Student Health Center are here for our students, as well as our faculty and staff, and are offering COVID-19 testing for individuals who either are showing symptoms, or who have been in contact with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Hug-English reminds students, faculty and staff about following guidelines regarding returning to work or study on campus, full-time, part-time, or making occasional visits to campus.

For the health and well-being of those around you, you should not report to work or class on a daily basis nor stay at work or in class if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms that cannot be attributed to an unrelated health condition: These symptoms include:

  • Fever of 100.4
  • Chills
  • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (excluding symptoms from a previous condition)
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose,
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Have you been in close proximity to, or had physical contact in the past 14 days, with an individual who has tested positive or is suspected to be positive for COVID-19?
  • Have you been told to quarantine or self-isolate by a physician or government agent due to COVID-19?

Here is a helpful video message from Dr. Hug-English to our students. Here is how to find the Student Health Center.

Let’s look out for one another this week, and throughout the fall semester. Please make every effort to avoid mass off-campus gatherings. Please be diligent in not letting your guard down against COVID-19.


Marc A. Johnson