COVID-19 Prevention, Symptoms & Testing
How can I protect myself and others?
First, you can protect yourself and others by following Alliance University guidance. Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms and if positive, isolate. In addition, please follow current recommendations, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve.
- Avoid close contact with those who are sick; staying home when you are sick.
- Take steps to lower your risk at meetings, gatherings and events, including holding video or teleconference meetings, modifying in-person interactions, and maintaining a 6-foot distance.
What is “social distancing” and how do I do that?
Social distancing is a way to reduce exposure, slow the spread, and minimize transmission of contagious diseases. Try to maintain a distance of at least 6-feet between yourself and others. Avoid shaking hands and close physical contact with anyone displaying symptoms of illness.
By knowing the symptoms of COVID-19, you can better determine if you should be tested. According to the CDC, COVID-19 symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
You can find out more information on the CDC’s website: Symptoms of COVID-19.
Testing is available in many convenient locations. You can search for a testing site near you and find out more about testing by using these resources: