Extension of the Holidays!

Updated: Feb 27, 2020

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5 steps to stay healthy

It is flu and virus season and NCCU IMBA needs to be informed and prepared. Awareness of what can put you at risk and the necessary prevention methods can go a long way. As many of you are aware, the 2019-nCoV, more commonly known as the coronavirus, has many around the globe on high alert and has caused public health emergencies. The University has postponed the start of the spring semester until February 25, 2020 as a precaution so that the situation can be addressed properly. Please note the schedule change to the winter holiday.

The Coronavirus is a strain of virus that is common in many animal species, but they have been known to infect people according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath that can begin from two days to two weeks after exposure. Those who are more prone to illness, such as the elderly or children, are more at risk than the general population. However, there is no need to panic. Risk is dependent on exposure and there are several methods to help prevent the spread of this strain and other strains.

The best ways to protect yourself are listed below:

  1. Wash hands frequently with soap and water during daily routines.

  2. Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  3. Avoid other sick people, and if you are sick stay home.

  4. Disinfect any commonly used surfaces and items.

  5. Wear a proper surgical mask when in public such as a N95v respirator.

In addition, health officials in several countries are closely monitoring the outbreak and working on treatments and solutions. They are encouraging all not to travel to China and take precautions when moving from place to place.

We want NCCU to be a safe and healthy environment for all, and that involves everyone doing their part to ensure student safety. We are encouraging all to adhere to prevention guidelines, remain calm, and please spread awareness.

Have a safe and healthy extended holiday!