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Stay InformedCoronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

What we know about coronavirus (COVID-19)

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever above 100.1 degrees or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list, provided by the CDC, does not include all possible symptoms.

According to the CDC, there are currently no vaccines available to protect against COVID-19. To reduce the risk of infection:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Wear a cloth face mask to cover your mouth and nose when around others.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
The CDC is a valuable source of information regarding COVID-19 and travel precautions.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Anyone with these symptoms should call their primary care physician (PCP) or the Knox County COVID-19 Call Line at 740-399-8014 for medically related questions. The Call Line is open, 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Anyone with these symptoms, or has had contact with someone showing these symptoms, should call their primary care physician (PCP) or the Knox County COVID-19 Call Line at 740-399-8014 for medically related questions. The Call Line is open, 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All international trips for the 2020-21 academic year have been canceled, and the University strongly discourages international travel for the academic year.
Any decisions regarding University-supported domestic Spring Break trips will be made at a later date as we continue to assess COVID-19 throughout the country.
As of July 26, 2020, there have been no confirmed cases on campus.