Updates and Information for the Southwestern Seminary Community

Updates

March 20: Southwestern Seminary cancels all spring semester events, including commencement exercises

March 12: Southwestern Seminary Coronavirus Response Update

February 28: Statement from Dr. Adam W. Greenway Regarding Southwestern Seminary Response to Coronavirus

Public Health Information

Campus Resources

What You Should Know About COVID-19

  • Prevention

    There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
    • 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
    • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
      • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19
      • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility)
      • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
      • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty

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  • Symptoms
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

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  • What to Do If You Are Sick
    • Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately.
    • Stay home except to get medical care.
    • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
    • Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
    • Wear a facemask if you are sick.
    • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
    • Clean your hands often.
    • Avoid sharing personal household items.
    • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday.
    • Monitor your symptoms.
    • Discontinuing home isolation:
      • Stay at home until instructed to leave: Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low.
      • Talk to your healthcare provider: The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.

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