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Visit the CDC's website to learn more about how to protect yourself against the coronvirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

For questions related to Western Kentucky University's COVID-19 response, please visit https://www.wku.edu/healthyonthehill/ or email covid19@wku.edu 


What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Handwashing is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself against illness. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to prevent the spread of germs. 

Learn how to properly wash your hands

 The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. 

WKU Counseling Center Coping Resources

Mental Health and Coping Resources

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others:

Call 911

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline:

1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)

This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of households where persons under investigation (PUI) or those with confirmed COVID-19 reside or may be in self-isolation. It is aimed at limiting the survival of the virus in the environments. These recommendations will be updated if additional information becomes available.

Recommendations for US Households with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Visit the CDC's website for more information.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coronavirus Situation Summary

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Kentucky Department of Public Health

Kentucky COVID-19 Resources and Information

KY COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-722-5725

Cases in U.S. | CDC

CDC Travel Health Notices

View Travel Notices 




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