Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Pacific Union College has been closely monitoring the growing novel coronavirus (nCoV2019) situation. The campus MD and Director of Health Services are in regular contact with Napa County Public Health and their Communicable Disease Unit and the current risk to PUC and surrounding community is low. This site is intended to make updates and resources easily accessible as they are able.

Application to Remain on Campus

Domestic and International Travel Form

Cornoavirus Student Relief Grant

Updates

Prevention and Symptoms

Prevention

Preventative measures are especially vital in a communal living environment like the PUC campus. The same precautions that have kept incidence of illness on campus low this season are recommended to prevent the spread of coronavirus. They include the following:

  • Washing hands with liquid soap and water, and rubbing for at least 20 seconds
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing
  • Staying home if you are sick

Symptoms

The virus typically causes a mild-to-moderate respiratory illness, though the elderly or those with conditions that make viruses of greater concern (e.g. cardiovascular, chronic asthma, diabetes, kidney failure, pregnant women, and infants) may be at increased risk. Symptoms are very similar to the flu and include fever, runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, and/or shortness of breath. 

It is still recommended that if you have traveled from China yourself, or been in close contact with someone who has, and develop a fever and lower respiratory symptoms like a cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of leaving the area, do not report to an emergency room or clinic - please call Health Services at (707) 965-6339.

Additional Resources

Charter Spectrum announced it will offer free access to broadband and WiFi services to households with students. The company will also waive installation fees for student households. To enroll in the service call 1-844-488-8395.