March 02, 2020
The following message was shared with students and families on March 2, 2020 regarding COVID-19 and tips for staying healthy and making alternate accommodations if necessary during the upcoming spring break.
As we shared earlier this semester, the University has a campus-wide team meeting regularly to prevent, contain and respond to COVID-19, the coronavirus. With Spring Break approaching, we offer reminders to help keep you healthy and safe, as it is also cold and flu season. The following guidelines from the “Beat the Bug” initiative will be helpful.
- Wash your hands regularly. Wash your hands with soap and water — often. Alcohol-based sanitizers can be used in the absence of soap and water.
- Cover your nose and mouth. Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- If you are sick, limit contact with others. Keep your physical distance from others to protect them from getting sick, too. Also, avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Other things to remember amidst the coronavirus outbreak:
- If your Spring Break plans include travel to a destination other than your hometown — either domestically or internationally — remember you are requested you submit the Travel Registration Form, which is available below. Contact Cindie Lizardi at 570-372-4315 with any questions.
- Here is the link so you can log-in for international travel https://go.susqu.edu/index.cfm
- Here’s the link for domestic travel: https://mysu.susqu.edu/VPFA/RiskManagement/_layouts/15/xlviewer.aspx?id=/VPFA/RiskManagement/Documents/Travel%20Registration%20Template.xlsx
- You are welcome to stay on campus if you had plans but no longer wish to travel during Spring Break. If you have not already submitted the Spring Break Housing Form, contact Residence Life as soon as possible at 570-372-4133.
- For questions and concerns about your health, the nurse advice line will be open 24 hours a day at 570-374-9164 during Spring Break.
- If you are exposed to someone who has possibly been infected with COVID-19, seek medical treatment and remain at home until you are released by a physician. Contact the nurse advice line at 570-374-9164 to inform us and learn about the required steps to return to the university.
- If you travel to a destination and are not able to return as scheduled because you are being detained, contact the Vice President for Student Life at 570-372-4134.
We encourage you to enjoy your time off, while also continuing to practice self-care — whether at home or while traveling. Please note the GO Programs Office will continue to communicate separately with all students currently studying abroad.
Susan Little Lantz, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Life