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Campus Message: Health Advisory Update: Novel Coronavirus

The following message was emailed to the campus community on January 29, 2020.

Dear Santa Clara University community,

We are writing today to provide a brief update on the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak first identified in China, which was the subject of a campus-wide email on Saturday. SCU leadership is monitoring the rapidly changing developments and will provide updates as new information becomes available.

The University is in close contact with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) and as of this writing, there are no reports of confirmed cases of the virus in the Bay Area. There are no Santa Clara University students on programs abroad in China at this time and we have not experienced any program cancellations or disruptions during this Winter/Spring term. Please note that Santa Clara University has comprehensive emergency and safety plans should there be cases confirmed in the Bay Area.

Additional information and updates will be posted on the Cowell Center website and social media accounts. There you will find links to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as the SCCPHD. Since this is a rapidly developing situation, we encourage you to bookmark the page for future reference.

We encourage students who are concerned that they may have had close contact with an ill student or who are experiencing flu-like symptoms to visit the Cowell Center open from 8:30 a.m–5 p.m., Monday-Friday. When the Cowell Center is closed, students should contact the EMTs through Campus Safety at 408-554-4441. Faculty and staff should consult with your primary care physician for advice and guidance.

The health and safety of our community is very important to us. During this period of rapidly changing information on the Coronavirus outbreak, we will continue to inform our community of any developments and key information as it becomes available on our website.

Jeanne Rosenberger
Vice Provost for Student Life 

John Ottoboni
Chief Operating Officer