WHAT IF I VISITED COUNTRIES OR AREAS WHERE THERE IS SUSTAINED COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19 AND NOW FEEL ILL?
Call your health care provider immediately. Do not go to a clinic, hospital or doctor’s office without calling first. For further instruction visit the CDC website.
Faculty and staff should also call the MyHealth@Work Center at 412-647-4949. Students who remain on campus should call Student Health Service at 412-383-1800. Students who are not on campus should call their health care provider.
IS THERE ANY RISK FOR CONTRACTING COVID-19 IF I RECEIVE MAIL ARRIVING FROM AREAS OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION?
There is no evidence that COVID-19 is spread through mail or packages.
WHAT UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF SERIOUS COVID-19 FOR INDIVIDUALS OF ANY AGE?
According to the CDC, the follow underlying medical conditions may increase risk:
- Blood disorders (e.g., sickle cell disease or on blood thinners)
- Chronic kidney disease as defined by your doctor. Patient has been told to avoid or reduce the dose of medications because of kidney disease or is under treatment for kidney disease, including receiving dialysis
- Chronic liver disease as defined by your doctor (e.g., cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis) Patient has been told to avoid or reduce the dose of medications because of liver disease or is under treatment for liver disease.
- Compromised immune system (immunosuppression) (e.g., seeing a doctor for cancer and treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation, received an organ or bone marrow transplant, taking high doses of corticosteroids or other immunosuppressant medications, HIV or AIDS)
- Current or recent pregnancy in the last two weeks
- Endocrine disorders (e.g., diabetes mellitus)
- Metabolic disorders (such as inherited metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders)
- Heart disease (such as congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease)
- Lung disease including asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis or emphysema) or other chronic conditions associated with impaired lung function or that require home oxygen
- Neurological and neurologic and neurodevelopment conditions [including disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and muscle such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy (seizure disorders), stroke, intellectual disability, moderate to severe developmental delay, muscular dystrophy or spinal cord injury].