The Office of Emergency Management at Tufts continues to monitor the circumstances surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) along with various public health partners. No members of the Tufts community have been identified as having the coronavirus, and we continue to be informed that the risk to the Tufts community remains low. As of February 25, cases have been reported in 37 countries, including 14 cases in the United States. Travel guidance has been issued by the CDC for China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea, and several countries have imposed entry restrictions, quarantines, and isolation protocols.
The information and resources below are intended to provide the Tufts community with up-to-date information and applicable guidance. This webpage will be updated each time new relevant information becomes available.
A person would only be at risk for contracting the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) if they had been in and/or traveled recently from Hubei province, and/or if they had been exposed to someone who was already infected. The coronavirus presents with severe flu-like symptoms:
Please note: some of these same symptoms may also surface with the flu or common cold.