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CWU Student Tests Negative for Novel Coronavirus

Friday, February 7, 2020

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Dear Campus Community,
 
The Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) notified Central Washington University on February 7, that it received negative test results for the CWU student who had been tested for coronavirus.
 
There continue to be no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus among CWU community members.
 
As of January 30, there is only one case of confirmed Novel Coronavirus infection in Washington state (in Snohomish County).
 
If members of the University community who have traveled to affected areas develop fever and respiratory symptoms, the University will continue to work closely with the public health department to ensure rapid testing and proper precautions to isolate any potential cases of coronavirus.
 
In the meantime, the university is continuing to recommend that everyone follow the guidelines for preventing the spread of respiratory viruses, especially during cold and flu season, including:
 
Stay home when you are sick to prevent others from being exposed to your illness.

  • If you see a health care provider for fever and cough, ask for a surgical mask to help prevent spread of infection when in the health care setting.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Wash your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.

For more information about Novel Coronavirus visit DOH at www.doh.wa.gov. For updated official CWU information go to: cwu.edu/respiratory-viruses.

James L. Gaudino

President

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