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SIU is monitoring the situation with COVID

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The Emergency Operations Center at SIU-Carbondale is monitoring the growing number of COVID cases and has updated its Virus Info website with tips to stay safe.

The E-O-C says measures the campus community can take to protect itself and curtail the spread of illness include staying home if you feel sick, washing your hands, avoiding crowds when possible, and wearing a mask indoors and in crowded areas, especially if you have symptoms.

Officials say if you test positive for COVID, follow C-D-C guidelines. In most cases, that means isolating for five days, then wearing a mask another five days. If you need to miss class or work, it is your responsibility to contact your instructors and/or supervisor and work out arrangements.

Students can receive COVID tests and care at the Student Health Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

If you need care outside normal business hours, it's available at SIH Medical Group Walk-in-Clinics and Shawnee Health Services Same Day care.

The Jackson County Health Department offers clinics for flu shots and the bivalent COVID-19 boosters.

As a news producer and news anchor on All Things Considered, Brad provides the listeners with a recap of the day's top local and state news as well as breaking news at any given time. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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