Coronavirus Disease: COVID-19


What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2. It can be very contagious and spreads quickly. Over one million people have died from COVID-19 in the United States.

COVID-19 most often causes respiratory symptoms that can feel much like a cold, the flu, or pneumonia. COVID-19 may attack more than your lungs and respiratory system. Other parts of your body may also be affected by the disease. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people become severely ill.

The Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 ended on May 11, 2023. To learn what that means for you, check out the CDC's page about how most tools, like vaccines, treatments, and testing will remain available. 

Things to Know About COVID-19:

  • Stay Home If You Are Sick
  • Follow Isolation Guidelines
  • Free Masks Available On Campus
  • Get Vaccinated & Up to Date with Vaccines