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Illness prevention tips: Coronavirus update

The coronavirus has been prominent in the news recently. The University of Dayton monitors situations that could affect the health and safety of our community. We are communicating directly with faculty, staff and students who could be most directly affected by the virus, including students from China and anyone with travel scheduled to China. There are no confirmed cases in Ohio and the University will follow CDC guidance regarding the situation. The CDC considers the U.S. risk low at this time. For additional information see: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from the CDC.

The same precautions that protect against cold and flu viruses are recommended to help reduce your risk of the coronavirus. Follow these tips to reduce your risk:

  • Cover coughs and sneezes. 
  • Frequently wash your hands 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.
  • Do not share drinks, utensils, lip balm, e-cigarettes or vape pens, etc.
  • Get adequate sleep, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, avoid excessive alcohol consumption and tobacco use.
  • Wipe down surfaces of sinks, counters and toilets in common areas with germicidal cleaning agents. 
  • Stay home when you are sick. According to the Ohio Department of Health, faculty, staff and students should stay home if they have a fever higher than 100 degrees. Seek medical advice from the Health Center, personal physician, or emergency room when appropriate.
  • Students can contact the University of Dayton Health Center nurse line if they have concerns (937-229-3131 then press 2) or to make an appointment. If you are experiencing symptoms and have traveled to the impacted area of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, please first call the Health Center to receive guidance on next steps.

The Centers for Disease Control notes the single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. Other CDC tips for cold and flu prevention can be found here and CDC information on the coronavirus is here.

We will provide updates as needed here.

Here when you need us, from aches to X-rays

Whether you're not feeling well, need a physical or require a vaccination, the Health Center is here for you. Located in Gosiger Hall, the Health Center is staffed by a team of Board Certified primary care physicians and registered nurses.

The Health Center HOURS are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday during the academic school year (not including University breaks and holidays). Appointments are required and MUST BE SCHEDULED BY THE STUDENT, except in the case of emergencies. To schedule an appointment, call 937-229-3131. Students can also cancel appointments, UPLOAD & ENTER HEALTH IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS, enter medical history and SCAN INSURANCE CARD through OUR PORTAL

All students are required to show evidence of adequate immunizations and do a screening for tuberculosis ("TB") on our Health Requirement Form (Arabic, Chinese, Spanish versions).  All University of Dayton students must have medical health insurance. International students must also have medical health insurance and submit proof of insurance on an annual basis. 

"...and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal"  (Luke 9:2)    


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