Environmental Health and Safety
Public Health Information Center
Been exposed to COVID?
If you, or someone you know, has been exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19 and had recent contact with the campus community, please make a report via the COVID-19 hotline, 903.565.5999. This will allow campus officials to act quickly to prevent a possible spread on campus.
Protecting Yourself and Others from Respiratory Illness
EH&S encourages general good health and hygiene practices, not only to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), but all infectious diseases including influenza and the common cold. Below are recommended steps to take to protect yourself and others:
- Wash hands frequently
- Cough into the bend of your elbow
- Physical distancing (staying at least 6ft away from others)
- Staying home if you are sick
EH&S recommends following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for the prevention of respiratory illnesses. Visit the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Prevention and Treatment page to learn about how to protect yourself from respiratory illnesses, like COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Proper hand hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of disease. Review the following resources for additional information on proper hand hygiene:
- VIDEO: Fight Germs. Wash Your Hands!
- VIDEO: What You Need To Know About Handwashing
- VIDEO: Cleaning Hands With Hand Sanitizer
If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or are immunocompromised, it is recommended that you wear a mask or cloth face covering when around others, especially indoors.