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CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY: CMU updates on coronavirus

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By Press release submission | Mar 18, 2020

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Central Michigan University issued the following announcement

The coronavirus outbreak is changing rapidly. Central Michigan University continues to monitor developments and update this webpage frequently as information becomes available.

There have been no identified cases of coronavirus at CMU. For more information on the coronavirus, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Find answers to questions you may have about coronavirus 2019, including symptoms and precautions, travel restrictions, and how university operations are affected.

Coronavirus update

March 17, 2020

Latest updates

  • Vital Source has launched free e-book access to support students studying remotely. Visit VitalSource for more information or sign into your virtual bookshelf.
  • Park Library is closed to members of the public and students until further notice. Learn more on the CMU Libraries' blog.
    • CMU employees may enter Park Library through the north entrance for work-related purposes only; your CMU ID card is required to access the building. Many online services are still available:
  • All CMU-sponsored events or gatherings of more than 50 people are canceled until further notice — this includes registered student organizations. No new events will be scheduled on campus until further notice. 
  • Campus dining updates:
    • The Fresh Food Company residential restaurant (located in the East Community) will be open to serve take-out only meals for students with a meal plan. 
    • Starbucks and the Burrito Bowl (located in the Bovee University Center) will be open with limited hours for take-out only. Please check the CMU Campus Dining website for additional information. 
  • The CMU Student Food Pantry has initiated new food distribution practices. Students may request food using the online distribution request form. Food will be bagged and labeled by Volunteer Center staff and placed on tables outside the Student Food Pantry for pick-up Wednesdays 3-5 p.m. and Fridays noon-2 p.m.
What to do if you know or work with someone who has been to an impacted area/is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19

Familiarize yourself with the facts about COVID-19 to help reduce any associated fear or stigmas toward affected communities or returning travelers. Remember:

  • The disease can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity.
  • Some people are at increased risk of getting COVID-19.
  • Someone who has completed self-isolation or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.
  • You can stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms identified on the CDC website.
  • There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy, including washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; covering your coughs and sneezes; and avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Encourage the individual to contact a health care professional.
In addition, to better understand coronavirus, please take time to review this presentation by biological anthropologist Catherine Willermet, faculty member in our Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.

Original source can be found here.

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