February 07, 2020

Coronavirus info for NorQuest

Learn how to protect your health and stop the spread of the coronavirus.

An outbreak of the respiratory illness - 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – has been declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Most cases have reported mild symptoms, but symptoms can range from mild to severe and include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, pneumonia, and kidney failure. While there are no known or probable cases in Alberta and diagnoses in Canada have been limited to BC and Ontario, it’s important to be aware of what you can do to stay healthy help stop the spread of the virus.
 
What you can do to stop the spread of coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid sharing personal items
  • Clean hard surfaces in shared spaces with disinfectant
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
 
What to do is you’re feeling sick and have cold-like symptoms:
  • Stay home
  • Visit your doctor or consult Health Link 811 for 24/7 health advice
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water
  • If you have been in Hubei province, China in the last 14 days, Alberta Health Services recommends you self-isolate until 14 days have passed from your last visit to Hubei
 
If you’re an employee, are able to perform your work from off campus and have the permission of your supervisor, consider working from home. See the Work From Home procedure for more information.
 
What NorQuest is doing to help keep you healthy:
  • Working with cleaners to increase touch point cleaning
  • Installing additional sanitizer stations and ensuring they are ready for use
  • Posting signage in washrooms and lunchrooms educating on protection against respiratory illness, on campus resources and advising hand washing
  • Continuing to monitor the situation and providing updates as necessary

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