The University of Arkansas at Little Rock continues to work closely with public health officials at all levels to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While no members of the campus community have been diagnosed with COVID-19, there is one presumptive positive case in Southern Arkansas that is currently being monitored. The university is preparing for the potential of local transmission and aligning its prevention and preparation efforts with guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health.
The following everyday preventative measures remain the best way to help prevent the spread of any virus, including the flu, which is still active across the U.S. and in Arkansas.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- For more information about handwashing, see the CDC’s Handwashing website.
Please note, the CDC does not currently recommend the use of face masks among the general public.