Updated Feb. 3, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. The U.S. State Department recommends no travel to China due to the spreading outbreak in that nation.
As of Feb. 3, a case has been reported in Los Angeles County, and another in neighboring Orange County. No students, faculty or staff members have been diagnosed with coronavirus at The Claremont Colleges.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports that there is no immediate threat to the general public, and risk from the novel coronavirus 2019 to spread in Los Angeles County residents is deemed to be low at this time.
The latest health advisory from Student Health Services at The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) offers information about the outbreak, resources and medical assistance. Student Health Services is also offering this detailed FAQ on the topic.
The most common symptoms of the coronavirus are very similar to the flu, including runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever and shortness of breath.
Student Health Services states that if you are ill with symptoms and have traveled to China in the last 14 days, call the health center immediately at (909) 621-8222. After hours or weekends, call Campus Safety at (909) 607-2000.