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CoronaVirus (COVID-19)

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March 3, 2020- New Mexico State University is closely monitoring the 2019 novel coronavirus-COVID-19. Guidelines have been put in place by the New Mexico Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please click on the links below for the most current information. Symptoms are similar to the flu virus (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and can cause lower respiratory tract illnesses such as pneumonia or bronchitis. The Aggie Health & Wellness Center is working directly with the NMDOH following guidelines from the CDC for any suspected cases of illness that meet the risk assessment for COVID-19.

This assessment includes:

  • Has the person being evaluated traveled from China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, or Japan
  • Did the person have any contact with laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19

Current risk assessment:

  • For the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.
  • People in communities where ongoing community spread with the virus that causes COVID-19 has been reported are at elevated though still relatively low risk of exposure.
  • Healthcare workers caring for patients with COVID-19 are at elevated risk of exposure.
  • Close contacts of persons with COVID-19 also are at elevated risk of exposure.
  • Travelers returning from affected international locations where community spread is occurring also are at elevated risk of exposure.

For more information on COVID-19 please visit the following:

Visit CDC
Visit WHO
Visit New Mexico Dept. of Health
Visit USDA