Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • 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.

Recommendations for people with respiratory symptoms

If you have symptoms of fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing and in the last 14 days:

  • You traveled to/through Wuhan, OR
  • You visited another affected region in China, OR 
  • You had close contact with someone who had traveled to an affected region in China and had respiratory symptoms

You should:

  • Seek medical care right away. Contact your healthcare provider or the Italian Ministry of Health toll-free number, 1500. 
  • Students may call EMERGENCY NUMBER TBC, day or night.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Do not travel while sick. Please do not get on public transportation or just arrive at University. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available