The following resources provide information about the virus, precautions to take to protect yourself, and guidance on services available to the community for dealing with this crisis:
How to Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Illness
There is no vaccine to prevent this virus, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
Here are everyday actions you should take to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as a common cold or the flu:
- Wear a face covering.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- Everyone is reminded to practice "Clean Hands In/Clean Hands Out" when in high-touch areas - meaning wash hands before entering these areas and wash hands after exiting.
- If soap and water are not readily available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol can be used.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Don't share food or beverages with others
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve or cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue into the trash immediately
Follow Social Distancing Measures
Students, staff, faculty and visitors on campus are expected to follow social distancing measures recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, including maintaining a distance of at least six feet between individuals and practicing good hygiene.
Anyone experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus, the flu or any other respiratory illness should not come to campus unless cleared by a physician.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
San Antonio Metro Health
City of San Antonio Flier
Guidance on health, rent, childcare, emergency food, utility, and unemployment benefits
City/County Free COVID-19 Testing
Texas Department of State Health Services