Gardner-Webb Officials Closely Monitoring the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

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GWU Health Advisory Webpage Provides Information

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb is working to ensure the health and safety of the University community by closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and any impact it could have on our campuses. There are currently no reported cases in our region. Gardner-Webb, in collaboration with local and state health officials, is taking steps to prepare for potential cases, including keeping current with the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations related to surveillance, evaluation and response. We will provide guidance and updates if the risk level in our area changes.

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that the risk of contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States is low; however, it is cold and flu season and certain precautions should be taken to reduce the risk of exposure to all types of flu. For details on symptoms, health-related precautions, and information about the Coronavirus, you may visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.

Gardner-Webb will provide any campus updates under our health advisory webpage.