Take everyday precautions
Help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends:
- Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow, not your hands.
- Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
- Practice social distancing.
- To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces following CDC guidance for cleaning and disinfection
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Stay home when sick.
Symptoms of COVID-19
You should monitor your health for fever, cough or shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. If you develop these symptoms, please take the following steps:
- Call your healthcare professional, who will work with the state’s public health department and the CDC to determine if a test is necessary.
- Avoid contact with others and do not come to campus.
- Do not travel.
It’s important to consider those at a higher risk of serious illness when considering returning to campus. The CDC has created a resource to help.
Tarrant County Public Health has opened a non-urgent Coronavirus hotline to help answer questions. You may contact them at 817-248-6299.
For more information on the virus, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.