Coronavirus Update

Published: 3/15/2020

Individuals Tested for COVID-19

Wilmington University has been notified that at least four students are being tested for COVID-19 and are self-monitoring pending the results of the test. The University is awaiting contact from the Division of Public Health pending the results of the testing and is prepared to assist the Department at their direction.

Out of an abundance of caution, the University is sharing this information. Due to state and federal privacy laws, neither the University nor the Division of Public Health can release the name or identifying details of a student.

As testing increases across the region, including at drive-thru clinics, many more in the State and in our community will be awaiting results. During these challenging times, we will continue to keep you informed and support each other.

All are reminded that If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19; fever, cough, shortness of breath, you should seek immediate medical care and self-isolate. If you believe you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, you should contact the DE Division of Public Health (1-866-408-1899).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists ways to protect yourself and others:

To protect yourself:

  • Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and put distance between yourself and others. This is especially important for those who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

To protect others:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash or use the inside of your elbow, then immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer.
  • If you are sick, wear a facemask around others. (If you are not sick, you do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick). Facemasks maybe in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them with detergent or soap and water before disinfecting