We ask that MBKU employees and students cooperate in taking steps to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases in the workplace, with the following recommendations:
Prevention & Precaution
If you have recently returned from countries with person to person transmission and have developed fever with cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel or have had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, stay home and call your health care provider immediately. If you do not have a healthcare provider or if you need to be seen at a hospital, do not go directly to the hospital. Please call the emergency room to get instructions before going in.
Stay home from work and school and try to avoid errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading the illness to others. We ask that your threshold for staying home is lower. Your academic programs are extending you grace during this time.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by coughing, sneezing or unclean hands.
Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub that contains at least 60% alcohol. Here is a three-minute video from the CDC about proper hand washing.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
Please avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Please clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Taking care of yourself to stay healthy is a top priority.
This will not protect you from COVID-19, but it helps you stay healthy and away from urgent care and ER’s where sick people will go.
Please get your facts from credible sources to minimize fear and stigma.