Coronavirus, Message to the Campus Community

March 3, 2020

A Message to the Stanislaus State Community:

Our University is working closely with the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency and continues to closely monitor the spread of coronavirus as reported by local, county and state health officials in an effort to be prepared to react quickly should the virus find its way into our campus community.

At the present time, it is important to note that there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Stanislaus County, but each of us should remain diligent in our efforts to avoid this and all virus threats. With that in mind, here are some recommendations to help you stay healthy:

We are in the flu and respiratory disease season in our region, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend getting a flu vaccine annually. It’s not too late to get one for this season’s flu variant.

  • If you are feeling any flu-like symptoms, please contact your health provider. If you are a student experiencing symptoms, you can call the Student Health Center at (209) 667-3396 for assistance.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. If you do not have a tissue, then cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, as germs are easily spread this way.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of the coronavirus, which may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Do not go to class or work. Notify your faculty member or manager if you will be absent.

Stay informed. These websites offer the latest information:


Ellen Junn, Ph.D.