Coronavirus update from Brady Health

Feb 28, 2020 3:51 PM

Dear Campus Community,

Frostburg State University continues to actively monitor the novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) outbreak. We are staying up to date on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and being proactive in implementing measures to keep our community safe.

The University's Incident Response Team, Student Affairs leadership, and Health Services are meeting regularly to evaluate the current situation and make decisions to safeguard the health of our community. We are also working with USM and our state and local health departments/

At this time, there are still no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the State of Maryland (three recent cases are currently being tested). We will be relying on updates provided by the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. State Department, and state and local health departments to guide decisions concerning Coronavirus planning. We have been working with USM and our health departments to

With spring break rapidly approaching, we encourage all traveling students to follow the precautions issued by the CDC , the State Department guidelines, and the standard advice for health and safety measures while traveling:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or disinfectant wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well should wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For more information about COVID-19 and CDC guidance, please visit the CDC COVID-19 information web site.

Brady Health (301-687-4310) is available if you have questions.

In Health,

FSU Brady Health Center