Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus health information

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This is a time of increased uncertainty, grief and loss for students, families, faculty and staff. The services of Linfield's Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center remain available to you. They also recommend these additional resources for supporting mental health.

If you feel sick

If you are ill with a cough, please call your health care provider for instructions prior to visiting a clinic, hospital or other medical facility. Specific recommendations may be made in anticipation of your visit, such as wearing a mask or checking in at a different location. 

Health officials continue to urge all Oregonians to take steps to protect those who are most vulnerable to complications from COVID-19. Those considered “high risk” include adults 60 and older, or anyone with a serious health condition, including lung or heart problems, kidney disease, or diabetes, or anyone who has a suppressed immune system.

People vulnerable to complications should follow federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations to stay home as much as possible and avoid gatherings.

Every resident should take these basic steps to protect those most at risk:

  • Never visit a hospital or long-term-care facility if you have a fever or cough illness
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home if you feel ill

The COVID-19 virus spreads like the flu, when someone who is sick coughs or sneezes close to another person (close means about six feet). As testing capacity increases — with Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics online, and clinical laboratories at some Oregon hospitals — officials expect the number of people who test positive with COVID-19 to continue to rise.

Health-related frequently asked questions:

Below is some helpful information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Webpage that explains what is currently known about COVID-19 and ways to protect yourself from illness. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we encourage you to check the webpage often for the most up to date information.

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