The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH) is continuing to monitor the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), working in close collaboration with the University System of Maryland (USM), our five partner universities, and state and local officials.
Our primary concern is the health and well-being of the students, faculty, staff and guests on our campus. We will continue to update information about the steps and precautions we are taking to ensure the safety of our campus population and plans for any possible scenarios that may cause us to consider modifying our daily operations on campus.
We urge everyone to remain vigilant in taking precautions to protect yourselves and others from the possible spread of COVID-19 by following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as noted on the CDC website.
What can you do to protect yourself and others?
There is no vaccine available for COVID-19. In general, people can protect themselves and others against repiratory viruses by taking the following precautions:
- Wash your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap & water.
- Cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you are sick, stay home from work or school.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Practice good health habits.
It's not too late to get your flu shot! While the influenza vaccine does not protect against coronavirus infection, it can help keep you healthy during the flu season.
Source: Maryland Health Department
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