COVID-19 protection and prevention tips

COVID-19 Information
Prevent + Protect

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Auburn University continues to make many important decisions regarding university operations with the health and safety of students, faculty and staff always as the top concern. As we begin our transition back to campus, it is essential that we continue to take measures to ensure our own health and that of the entire campus community by following recommended guidelines on how to prevent and protect against the spread. This website is your resource for the latest in Auburn statements and guidance from the university.


Am I feeling ill or experiencing any of the following symptoms?

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fever or chills
Sore throat
Muscle Pain
Sudden loss of taste or smell
Red eyes
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and/or abdominal pain

Am I caring for someone who is ill with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19?

Have I been in contact with someone diagnosed with or tested for COVID-19?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, consult a doctor.

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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Disinfect 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: May 15, 2020