March 13, 2020 – Message to students

Dear ACU student, 

We care about you and are here to help you be healthy and well! 

You are likely considering whether or not to return to ACU’s campus in light of the extension of Spring Break (March 16-20) and the beginning of all-online classes (March 23 - April 9). 

We encourage you, if possible, to not return to campus during this time period. For some of you, the best option is to return to campus and you are welcome to do so.   

The following measures have been enacted to ensure social distancing – the most effective method of preventing infection – while also protecting our most vulnerable community members.

If you plan to return to campus during this period, here are some key things to consider/know:

  • Watch for the following symptoms that may appear 2-14 days after exposure: fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can gauge your temperature in other ways.
  • If you have traveled to any Level 3 areas, we also ask you to not return to campus. Please self-quarantine and ensure you do not begin to see any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. If you have traveled to any other domestic or international location, please follow the current CDC recommendations.
  • If you are experiencing concerning symptoms, please seek immediate medical care through your local physician or at no cost through Wildcat Care (wildcat.care on your computer or download the TimelyMD app on your smartphone). Register using your ACU email address.
  • When you return to campus, the Medical Clinic will be open and available for appointments. Please call 325-674-2625 in advance to make us aware of your symptoms.

If you are on campus, I encourage you to avoid community gatherings and social activities, as they pose a much greater risk for the transmission of the coronavirus and other types of illness or infection.

Transmission of viruses from person to person via respiratory droplets happens most frequently among close contacts (within about six feet). You should also limit contact with public high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, countertops, faucet handles, etc., and wash your hands frequently with soap and water.

If you have been traveling over Spring Break and have not already done so, please complete this confidential form, as recommended by the CDC. 

Be safe and please let us know if you have any questions. 

– ACU Medical Clinic