Coronavirus Update 2/26

Dear Woodbury Campus Community:

The University is aware of the recent comment by an official from the CDC who stated: “It’s not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but rather more a question of exactly when.” Officials have taken note of the virus spreading in Europe and are preparing for a pandemic. This is a precautionary approach as officials have reiterated that Los Angeles County is not threatened. Today the US Department of Health & Human Services said there are 14 cases of the coronavirus detected in the US, which have stemmed from traveling to China, or close contacts with those travelers. Currently, Los Angeles County only has one confirmed case of novel coronavirus in a non-resident traveler from Wuhan. Further, in the document released below by the LA County Department of Public Health states that “novel coronavirus is NOT currently spreading in the community in the United States and the immediate health risk for the general public from 2019-nCoV is considered low.”

Woodbury University considers the health and well-being of our community members of the utmost importance. If you feel sick, stay home. If you are well, continue to wash your hands thoroughly throughout the day, as this is the most effective way to protect yourself from getting any virus. Please visit the links below for guidance and information pertaining to novel coronavirus.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Guidance for Schools

For the best way to protect yourself against novel coronavirus, click here.

For updated COVID-19 virus information, please visit www.woodbury.edu/coronavirus.

If you have any questions regarding the COVID-19 virus, please email HelpDeskCampusSecurity@woodbury.edu

Updated on  February 26th, 2020.