Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Greetings Langston Community,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to monitor and share information regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). As of today, no confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV exist in Oklahoma. Despite the low risk of infection to our University community, the Emergency Leadership Team (ELT) continues to monitor the situation closely.

The Health Services Clinic in conjunction with the ELT will provide updates on 2019-nCoV as they become available. Below you will find additional guidance based upon frequently asked questions.

What are symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)?

For the vast majority of people who have had the illness, symptoms were mild (like a cold or flu) and they resolved after several days. Flu like symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and sore throat.

What happens to the students attending Langston University if there is a confirmed case on campus?

If a 2019-nCoV case is confirmed, then Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols will be followed. Infected persons will receive medical treatment and the necessary support. Those who have had close contact with the patient will be contacted and monitored by the Logan County Health Department. Langston University will fully support that effort.

What if I recently traveled and have concerns that I’ve been exposed to 2019-nCoV?

Students, faculty, and/or staff who have traveled internationally to locations with confirmed cases of 2019-nCoVsince December 1, 2019, are requested and expected to do the following:

  • Students should visit the Health Services Clinic located on the first floor, University Women, for a brief assessment. The clinic may be contacted via phone at (405) 466-3335 to set an appointment.
  • Faculty and/or staff should contact their medical provider for an assessment. If necessary and appropriate, your medical provider can furnish a release to return, which should be filed with Student and Employee Services.

What preventive actions can be taken at this time?

  • Everyone 6 months and older is encouraged to get a flu shot.
  • Wash your hands often 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.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Where can I find updated information?

For information regarding the 2019-nCoV virus, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html.

Where can I go for help?

If you experience any flu like symptoms, please visit a medical provider for evaluations. Students may visit the Langston University Health Services Clinic located on the 1st floor of University Women. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Monday- Friday. Additional resources are listed below.

Logan County Health Department
215 Fairgrounds Rd. #A
Guthrie, OK 73044
(405) 282-3485

Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center
300 N. Martin Luther King Jr.
Langston, OK 73050
(405) 466-2535

Mercy Clinic Convenient Care-Guthrie Division
2919 S. Division
Guthrie, OK 73044
(405) 282-6301

Mercy Hospital Logan County
200 S. Academy Rd.
Guthrie, OK 73044
(405) 282-6700

If you have questions regarding the Novel Coronavirus not answered by the CDC website, please do not hesitate to contact the Health Services Clinic.

Sincerely,

Langston University Health Services Clinic
University Women Room 112
405-466-3335

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