A Message Regarding COVID-19


Columbia Southern University continues to closely monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority as university leaders work closely with local, state and federal agencies to share the most updated information. The following information is intended to help provide important health guidance from our USA Health experts.

Recommended preventive measures

Hand Washing

Hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Cleaning Surfaces

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.


Monitoring and self-isolation (home isolation) for 14 days for individuals who suspect they are infected.

Covering Coughs

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Avoiding Your Face

Avoid touching your face, including your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Maintaining Distance

Maintaining distance from people who are sick.

If You're Sick: Call Ahead

Call ahead to a healthcare professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have Coronavirus or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread.

If You're Sick: Tell Your Provider

Tell your healthcare professional about your recent travel or contact.

If You're Sick: Next Steps

Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for Coronavirus.

For reliable, up-to-date information for health and safety precautions students and employees are encouraged to visit: