The CDC advises that the best way to protect against infection is to get vaccinated and avoid being exposed to COVID-19. Here are actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:

  • Get vaccinated against COVID-19, including any additional recommended boosters.
  • Wear a face covering when around others.
  • Get tested before attending social activities. Free PCR and rapid antigen tests are available on campus.
  • Get tested after close contact exposures, and be sure to wear a mask for a full 10 days.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.