CDC & Hawaii DOH Recommendations re Novel Coronavirus

The University of Hawaii is advising everyone to monitor the outbreak
of the novel coronavirus, a respiratory illness first reported in
Wuhan, China in December 2019. There are now more than 2,700 cases
and 82 deaths reported in China. There have been five cases reported
in the continental United States with no deaths. There are no
reported cases in Hawaii and no direct flights from Wuhan, China to
our state.

Multiple federal and state agencies are closely monitoring the
situation. Everyone is urged to follow Center for Disease Control
(CDC) guidelines and Hawaii Department of Health (DOH)
recommendations, which are related to travel to and from China:

CDC recommendations : http://go.hawaii.edu/API

DOH guidance: http://go.hawaii.edu/AP7

DOH advises everyone to get vaccinated for influenza because there
are similar symptoms between the coronavirus and the flu. Everyone is
asked to follow standard procedures if experiencing flu like
symptoms:

  • Avoid contact with others
  • Do not travel while sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your
    hands) when coughing or sneezing
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

The university will continue to provide updates, when necessary.

This message was sent on behalf of University of Hawaii.

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