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The VSU Emergency Preparedness Team is actively monitoring the changes involving the developments and impact of COVID-19.  The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.  The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).  The virus is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.  These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby which are then inhaled into the lungs.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.  Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid toughing your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.

Call your doctor: If you think, you have been exposed to COVID-19, develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing.

If you have questions, please contact questions@vsu.edu.


We are dedicated to serving you, the students of Virginia State University.

We focus on promotion of good health through counseling, education, and prevention of illness. We welcome your ideas and suggestions.

The Student Health Center provides medical care to all VSU students and makes referrals for medical cases beyond its capacity.  Upon a visit to the facility, a valid VSU Identification Card must be presented before services are rendered.

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