This web page will be regularly updated with information as it relates to COVID-19 (also referred to as the novel coronavirus) and the Rose State College campus community. For further information as it relates to COVID-19, please refer to the Oklahoma County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”).
Symptoms of COVID-19
For confirmed COVID-19 cases, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms can include:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
As of February 28, 2020, the CDC believes that the symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure. The latest information regarding symptoms are available on the Center for Disease Control and Preventions COVID-19 webpage.
Call you healthcare professional if you develop these symptoms and you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.
What you can do
Stay informed: Rose State College has compiled a list of helpful links to assist in maintaining awareness of COVID-19. Students, staff, and faculty are urged to review these links to maintain preparedness.
Practice good hygiene: The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC recommends the following everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses:
- Avoid close contact with those that are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap (or a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol) and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Self-Isolate: If you believe that you meet the CDC virus criteria, we ask that you self-isolate. Contact with others should be avoided, except to receive medical treatment and care. Do not go to school or work and avoid public places. For further guidance, please see the following page, “What to Do If You Are Sick with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)” at the CDC website.
Receive Counseling: Rose State College realizes that this may be a time of increased stress for our students, faculty, and staff. Students, faculty, and staff can now engage the support of campus counselors while you safely remain in your home! Rose State College now has a new platform while allows us to conduct free confidential counseling sessions – please call (405) 733-7373 or email email@example.com to arrange your first session with a Rose State College counselor.
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