COVID-19 protection and prevention tips

COVID-19 Information

Auburn University is closely monitoring the emergence of COVID-19 and consulting with public health officials to ensure the safety of the university community. This page will be updated regularly and highlights the latest statements or guidance from the university.

Auburn to offer Summer 2020 classes remotely; Summer Study Abroad Programs Canceled

Protect Yourself
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Wash hands for 20 seconds
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
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Cover cough or sneeze with tissue or elbow
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
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Don't touch face or eyes
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Viruses that cause colds can enter your body this way and make you sick
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Disenfect objects & surfaces
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Know Your Symptoms
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Symptoms appear 2-14 days after exposure
  • fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (tiredness)

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

Common cold
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • coughing
  • sneezing
  • headaches
  • body aches
  • itchy, runny or blocked nose
  • sneezing
  • itchy, red, watery eyes
  • wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, cough
Last updated: March 26, 2020