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Public Health Updates

Keeping the Ram Family safe and informed.

We plan for all academic, athletic and student-related events to take place as scheduled. 


The Daily Wellness Screening is no longer required. Please handle COVID-19 as you would any other illness. If you are feeling sick, please stay home and seek the advice of a medical professional.

Please continue to practice good hygiene while on campus. 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. It’s especially important to wash your hands before eating, preparing food or touching your face.

We encourage the Ram Family to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and keep the Ram Fam Healthy.

Questions can be directed to

Safety Standards and Resources


Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox comes from the same family of viruses that cause smallpox, and while monkeypox symptoms are similar to those of smallpox, it is milder and rarely fatal.

For more information on monkeypox, please visit the CDC website.

We will continue to monitor all guidance and information provided by the CDC and our local public health experts. If the situation changes, we will take the appropriate steps to change, as well, in order to make sure the health, safety and welfare of the Ram Family continues to be our top priority.

Heat Stress

Recognize the Signs

Illness Symptoms Action
Heat Rash Skin redness, raised bumps, itching, burning Keep skin as dry as possible.
Heat Fatigue Lack of coordination, decreased mental ability Move to a cool environment. Give water by mouth.
Heat Cramps Muscle pain, spasms, profuse sweating, thirst, weakness, fatigue Call for medical help. Move victim to cool environment and give water by mouth. Salt tablets should be avoided.

Heat Exhaustion

Cool pale skin, intense thirst, headache, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, profuse sweating, rapid pulse, confusion Call medical immediately. Move victim to shade, loosen clothing and apply cool towels to head, arms and legs. Give water by mouth, if victim is conscious and coherent (one cup every 10 minutes).

Heat Stroke

Hot dry skin, no sweating, rapid weak pulse, extreme confusion, shallow breathing, unconsciousness Call medical immediately. Move victim to shade, remove restrictive clothes, and cool rapidly by drenching or wet towels. Do not give fluids by mouth.