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This page is meant to be a resource to our community and will serve as the central point of gathering COVID-19-related information. We are saddened by the disruption all of this has caused to our Saint Rose community, but we look forward to being back together on campus as soon as public health considerations permit.


What is Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV.”

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases.

Information on risk assessment based on geographic location – and how that may impact travel – can be found on this area of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

College resources related to COVID-19


Those who feel sick, regardless of vaccination status, should:

  • Seek medical care right away. Call ahead and tell them about your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Stay home if you’re ill and isolate yourself from those in your household, except for seeking medical care.
  • Avoid further travel until the illness resolves.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

COVID-19 Resources