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Announcements : COVID-19 (novel coronavirus): What to do at OHSU
Announcement: COVID-19 (novel coronavirus): What to do at OHSU

OHSU COVID-19 information and Travel Guidance from the CDC

Please visit the following pages for up to date information at OHSU.

COVID-19 - O2 Page
  • Questions and Answers including answers to questions sent previously to COVID-19@ohsu.edu.
  • Links to past communication.
  • Resources for general information and guidelines
COVID-19 - ohsu.edu page
  • Resources and information for visitors, patients and the general public.

Travel Guidance from the CDC 
During travel: CDC does not currently recommend that the general public or travelers wear facemasks or respirators to prevent spread novel coronavirus if they are healthy.

Although facemasks are commonly worn in many countries, little evidence supports their use in a community setting. People sick with respiratory symptoms (coughing, sneezing), however, can consider wearing a facemask to prevent the spread of germs to others. This is especially important if seeking care in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.

The use of facemasks is crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility). Take everyday preventive actions to help slow the spread of respiratory illnesses:
 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Do not travel when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

After travel: If you do not feel well after your trip, call your doctor and tell them where you traveled and your symptoms. 
 
Travelers should continue to monitor the CDC website for updates. More novel coronavirus frequently ask questions.