Protecting our Knights
The best way to avoid illness is to practice prevention measures.
Vaccination against COVID-19 and other preventable diseases can protect you from the risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death.
Cover coughs and sneezes
COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes or coughs, expelling respiratory droplets that contain particles of the virus. Other people can breathe or come into contact with these droplets and become infected.
This is why it is important to cover coughs and sneezes that can transmit the virus over long distances. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, throw used tissues in the trash and use your sleeve or the inside of your elbow when a tissue is not available. This can also protect you from other illnesses such as influenza (flu) and the common cold.
Good Hand Washing
Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds to help stop the spread of germs. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Make sure to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing, and before and after visiting sick people.
Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, including tables, doorknobs, countertops, handles and phones using a household cleaner that contains soap or detergent.
How to schedule a testing appointment:
Student Health: Student Health Appointment Scheduling
Testing locator: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/testing-sites/
How to locate COVID Vaccine Clinics: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines/vaccine-locator/