- Return to campus plan
- Safe health practices in response to the coronavirus pandemic
- Campus planning for COVID-19 positive testing results
- Tech answers the COVID-19 challenge
- CARES Act
- UPDATED State Travel Guidelines
- Travel Guidance from ULS
- COVID-19 ULS Directives
- Guidance from Louisiana Department of Health
- Online instruction considerations
- Guide for Teleworking
COVID-19 Updates: First Day of Spring Quarter
Welcome to the Spring Quarter.
As the University continues to monitor the progression of the COVID-19 virus, here’s an update on the measures we’re taking to ensure our students, faculty, and staff stay healthy and safe.
Louisiana has six presumptive cases of the novel coronavirus – one in Jefferson Parish and five in Orleans Parish. Presumptive cases mean a person is presumed to have an illness but will still need further testing to positively confirm they have the virus.
We have also put in place two interim policies related to travel to and from countries on the Centers for Disease Control international travel watch list. These measures – made under the advisement of our University of Louisiana System leadership – relate to both personal travel and University-funded travel.
The interim university travel measures prohibit University-sponsored travel by students, faculty, and staff to nations the CDC has included on its coronavirus travel warning list. The interim personal travel measures require that any student or employee who, with personal time and money, travels to nations the CDC has included on its coronavirus travel warning list remain away from campus for 14 days starting from the date of their departure from the nation on the list.
Information on the virus continues to show that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from the virus, including older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease.
Human coronaviruses spread just like the flu or a cold — through the air by coughing or sneezing; through close personal contact, like touching or shaking hands; by touching an object or surface with the viruses on it; and occasionally, through fecal contamination.
Health-care professionals say one of the most important ways to help stop the spread of any virus is frequent and thorough hand-washing with soap and water for 20 seconds or longer.
My Executive Leadership team is meeting daily and is in constant communication with federal and state officials for information and guidance. We will be vigilant and continue to communicate as the situation in Louisiana changes. Thank you for your attention.