A health reminder to our Anteater family
Jan 22, 2020
It’s that time of year when many of us get run down and catch colds or even the flu. You may also be seeing news stories on the increasing influenza rates, as well as a new virus in from Wuhan China called Coronavirus. While there may be people at UCI tending to the common cold or the flu, there are currently no known exposures on campus of the Coronavirus.
However, we want to take this opportunity to remind our Anteater family of the precautions to take to prevent contracting any virus-borne illness. Most importantly, wash your hands often, stay well hydrated and if you are feeling any symptoms such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please contact your healthcare provider.
Additionally, as a student, keeping up-to-date with our immunization policy is essential. Please make sure that you are following requirements and have uploaded your immunization documentation to the UCI Student Health Portal. Faculty and staff should review their health records or visit a medical provider with questions about their vaccinations.
Any student suspecting they have influenza or the Coronavirus should call the Student Health Center at (949) 824-5304, or call their primary medical provider prior to arriving at the medical office. This allows us to provide you with information on your illness, and plan for your visit to the clinic if needed. Faculty and staff should contact their provider’s office for additional instructions about seeking care.
If you seek more information about the Coronavirus, please visit the website for the Center for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov. We are committed to working with the Orange County Health Agency, UCI Health, and other community partners to keep our campus healthy and inform you of any new developments.
We appreciate your help in ensuring the health of the UCI community.
Albert S. Chang, MD, MPH
Medical Director, UCI Student Health Center