Flu and Coronavirus  

Messages to the Community: 

Flu Season is upon us. Please follow and encourage others to follow the below precautions:

  • -Cover mouth and nose (preverably into elbow) when coughing and sneezing
  • -Frequent Handwashing
  • -Avoid touching your own face
  • -Do not share eating and drinking utensils
  • -Do not share saliva
  • -Take good care of yourself with adequate sleep, good nutrition and regular exercise.

With regard to the ongoing concern and media attention surrounding the nCoV (new strain of Coronavirus), be assured that the Student Wellness Center is following Penn Medicine and CDC guidelines for screening and evaluation of potentially at risk individuals. We have had no individuals of concern to date.

While the overall worldwide numbers of affected individuals has significantly risen, the percentage is still very low compared to the total number of individuals in the "ground zero" area.

There is no risk to anyone who has not traveled to the Wuhan area of China within the past 14 days and/or been exposed to an individual who is under investigation with the suspected virus.

Please refer to the CDC website for more information.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Student Wellness Center.