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Updated March 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are encouraging those over the age of 60 and those of any age who have a compromised immune system to be extremely cautious to avoid potential exposure to the virus.

As cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continue to increase in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are encouraging those over the age of 60 and those of any age who have a compromised immune system to be extremely cautious to avoid potential exposure to the virus. 

Guidance includes

  • Limiting contact with others
  • Avoiding large public gatherings
  • Staying home as much as possible

For those not in this higher risk group, you can help protect those who are at higher risk by also limiting your potential exposure to COVID-19. Though a younger person may only experience mild symptoms, you could pass the virus on to someone who could face much more serious symptoms.

These high risk groups in our university community can reach out directly to their supervisors, deans and departments to see what options can be considered to limit potential exposure in certain settings, like work or school.