Health Services Office

  In addition, a medical professional will be on call to answer phone calls and questions, as well as direct concerned students to appropriate medical care 24-hours a day beginning Monday, March 23, 2020.

Niagara University is continuing close monitoring of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in consultation with the Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Ontario (PHO), Public Health Association of Canada (PHAC), provincial, and local health authorities in order to promote a healthy and safe environment, provide accurate and timely information, and to reassure that preparation and response protocols are in place and will be followed as necessary as future developments unfold.

Health officials continue to remind us that good wellness, hygiene, and the following everyday practices are important steps to prevent the spread of all viruses and illness:

  • 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.
  • Treatment for respiratory viruses is most effective with early intervention. Those with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, and fatigue) should contact a healthcare provider.

CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
New York State Department of Health
Public Health Ontario
Public Health Agency of Canada
World Health Organization

 

Sincerely,

Adrienne Kasbaum, MBA, BSN, RN

Director of Student Health and Wellness