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(Updated 26 February, 2020)

We are monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, China. The coronavirus is a respiratory tract illness that presents flu-like symptoms. Since first being identified in China, coronavirus has spread to several countries, with several cases now in the US.

Symptoms of the coronavirus can be severe, and include coughing, difficulty breathing, and fever (which may be mild or not present in all cases). Individuals who have recently traveled to Wuhan, or have been exposed to someone with recent travel to Wuhan or a confirmed case of coronavirus, may be at risk. At this time, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes 2019-nCoV symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

Based on current information, the risk to Maryland residents is considered low. For the latest updates on 2019-nCoV, visit the CDC website.

If you experience symptoms and believe you are at risk of coronavirus due to recent travel or exposure, please seek immediate medical attention. We also ask that you or your doctor contact the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness, Jennie Towner, at studentaffairs@harford.edu or 443-412-2142 to ensure the College has a record of any suspected coronavirus cases among the campus community.

Harford Community College is in close communication with the Harford County Health Department. We will continue to monitor the situation and take all necessary steps to keep our campus community informed and safe.

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