In times like these, we as a community pull together, share our resources, and focus whole-heartedly on the safety and well-being of our friends, co-workers, and neighbors. Radford University students are valued and contributing members of our community. Many work for our local businesses and service providers, and many consider Radford their home. If you plan to return after your extended break, we welcome you and offer the following public health information and resources.
How can you stay healthy and safe from COVID-19?
Exercise social distancing, and limit interactions to small groups.
Avoid close contact including shaking hands, hugging, and kissing.
It is incredibly important to adhere to these public health safety measures. While you may be young and have the ability to fight this virus, others in your company may not be as lucky. Individuals who appear perfectly healthy may have compromised immune systems, and the elderly are at tremendous risk. We should all keep these individuals in mind when making our own personal decisions.
Stay at home as much as possible, especially if you don’t feel well.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. In instances when soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Practice good hygiene: cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of tissue immediately and sanitize hands.
In many cases, COVID-19 can be managed at home. Call your primary care physician or the local Health Department for guidance.
Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.