2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-2019) is a newly identified coronavirus that is causing an outbreak of pneumonia illness. It was first identified in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Since then, the virus has been identified in multiple other countries, including cases in the United States. Gonzaga University is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus and following the lead of public health officials to do everything possible to keep our community safe and healthy. 

Gonzaga in Florence Closure

Effective immediately, Gonzaga University has suspended all academic courses on the Gonzaga in Florence campus. Effective March 6, 2020 all pensiones and homestays will be closed for the remainder of the Spring semester. All Florence students are requested to make immediate plans to travel back to their home residence. Please see the messages and FAQ links for more details and information.

Gonzaga University Spokane

The Gonzaga University Emergency Management Team is in direct contact with the Spokane Regional Health District. The Gonzaga University Health & Counseling Services is taking precautions to identify any presumptive cases in students as early as possible. The Human Resources Department can answer questions about different medical resources available to employees as a benefit. These medical resources are well suited to answering specific questions about 
COVID-19. 

There are currently no cases of COVID-19 in the Spokane Community. There are four cases in a special infectious disease unit at the Sacred Heart Hospital that have not been exposed to the Spokane Community. There are no special protective actions or orders currently in place for the Spokane area.  As such, there are no special restrictions or requirements for members of the Gonzaga community. Standard well-being behaviors such as hand-washing with soap and water, covering coughs with disposable tissues, and limiting exposure to work or class if you have a fever are recommended for all members of the GU community.

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