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Vice President Mary Anne Nagy on Rapidly Changing Health Situation

To the Members of the Monmouth University Community:

The 2019-nCoV coronavirus globally and nationally is a rapidly changing health situation. Presently, risk to the Monmouth University community remains low.  University officials have been monitoring the situation since the initial outbreak in China.  Although our risk was never elevated, we have taken proactive measures to mitigate any potential factors.

For the most up-to-date information on 2019-nCoV, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Since the coronavirus concerns in this country are coming at a time when seasonal influenza is at its peak, the best preventive measures for any communicable disease are to keep your immune system boosted:

  • Get plenty of sleep and eat a nutritious diet.
  • Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or tissue.
  • Get a seasonal flu vaccine (It is not too late. Check your local pharmacy).

Monmouth University will continue to monitor this situation and take guidance from the New Jersey Department of Health, the CDC, and local county health officials.  If the situation warrants, we will follow-up with additional communication. Specific questions on the flu and/or 2019-nCoV should be directed to Dr. Kathy Maloney, director of Health Services.

Mary Anne Nagy
Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Engagement