There is currently global concern about a new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan City, China, and Christendom College is taking steps to keep the community safe. For continued updates, please refer to this page.
January 30: Update to Campus Community
The following update regarding the coronavirus was issued to the Christendom community on Jan. 30 from Vice President of Student Affairs Amanda Graf:
You may have heard of the Coronavirus, a respiratory virus that has been spreading in China. While there have been some cases outside of China, there are only 5 confirmed cases in the U.S., none of which are in our area. We have been in contact with the CDC and the Virginia Health Department to make sure we’re up to date on the spread of the virus. Based on their information, we do not have any concerns about exposure to the Coronavirus here, but we can minimize the spread of illness by all taking some basic but essential precautions:
- Wash your hands. Hand washing for at least 20 seconds is one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs.
- Don’t share anything that could be infected. Limit eating or drinking after others, especially sharing water bottles during practice.
- Cover your mouth. It’s a rule we all learned as kids, but if you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and don’t shake hands with others.
- If you have symptoms (fever, aches, persistent cough, congestion) go see the Nurse right away. You can also call her (540-268-0699) and leave a voicemail, which she will respond to promptly.
Thank you for being mindful about keeping our campus healthy!