Individuals at-risk for the coronavirus include those with respiratory symptoms who have either traveled to the Wuhan region of China, or have contact with someone suspected of having the coronavirus. At this time, we have not identified anyone who this would apply to. With ongoing consultation with our Student Health Center's Medical Director, our medical team will monitor recommendations and institute them as appropriate for the NU community.
There have been approximately 30+ students that have been quarantined for the flu and have been provided medical face masks. These face masks are currently allowed to be worn with Corps of Cadets uniforms. According to the Vermont Department of Health, there have been no positive tests for the coronavirus in Vermont.
If you need medical attention outside the Student Health Center's operating hours, please contact the following health care facility:
- CVMC Emergency Department, located at 130 Fisher Road, Berlin, Vermont 05602. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. (802-371-4100)
Our faculty and staff should see their primary care physician should you also be concerned about your health. We want the entire Norwich Community to be healthy and take proactive measures to keep themselves healthy.
As with any cold and flu season, proper hand and respiratory hygiene should be practiced to reduce exposure to and transmission of many illnesses. This includes:
- Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
- When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough.
You can find more information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) at the following site https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html. Click the following link if you want see a map of the global coronavirus cases created by the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6.
Thank you your attention on this matter.
Dr. Frank Vanecek
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs & Technology
Dr. Timothy Partridge
Medical Director, Student Health Center