When should you visit the Student Health Service or your healthcare provider? 
If you feel ill with the following symptoms please go to the Student Health Service or your health care provider immediately: 

The symptoms of influenza (the flu) include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

The symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

The Student Health Service is ready to support you!

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus is a respiratory illness. 
It was first reported in Wuhan, China. According to media reports, several thousand people have become ill, and over 1,000 people have died.

There are no reported cases at Gallaudet University or in the Washington metropolitan area.
There are several cases in the United States. Nearly all these cases are in people who recently traveled to China, or who have had contact with people who have traveled to China.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health departments all over the United States are closely monitoring the 2019-nCoV outbreak. 
In our area, health directors and other officials have been in communication with one another and are sharing information and resources. Local colleges and universities are doing the same.

CDC considers the immediate risk to the American public to be low at this time.
The goal of the ongoing U.S. public health response is to detect and contain introductions of this virus to prevent its sustained spread in this country. Strong public health measures now may blunt the impact of the virus in the U.S.