Health Services

You can reach our Health Services office at any time at (707) 965-6339 or by dialing x6339 from any campus phone.

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.

News Updates

Update From Academic Dean

Student Loan Resources

For federally held student loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Federal Student Aid's coronavirus (COVID-19) information page is located at StudentAid.gov/coronavirus. The page includes information for students, borrowers, and parents about the interest rate waiver announced by President Trump and availability of an administrative forbearance authorized by Secretary DeVos to provide student loan relief to borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency. Please visit the StudentAid.gov page regularly for updates.

Coronavirus disaster relief payment postponement

During this time of national emergency, PUC is offering up to three months of disaster payment deferral on qualified PUC student loan balances of those that request it.  Please contact our Student Loans department at studentloans@puc.edu or 707-965-6298.

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.