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ImportantCOVID Info

What should students bring in their first aid kit?
• Thermometer - We will be asking all students to check their temperature daily before they leave their room.
• Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen
• Decongestant
• Antihistamine
• Cough drops or throat lozenges
• Band-aids
• Antiseptic wipes
• Hydrocortisone cream

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Phone Number 814 393 2121

Fax 814 393 2035

All students and staff will be required to wear a mask while in the Center for Wellness. If you do not have one, one will be provided.



(For use when an appointment is urgent, or you feel that an illness cannot wait for a Health Services appointment)

For students living inuniversity-affiliated housing,please contact your:

  • Community Assistant (CA)
  • University Police (814) 393-2111

For students living inoff-campus housingor if the above individuals are not available, services are available at:

Primary Health Network, Express Care Center

  • 30 Pinnacle Drive, Clarion, PA 16214
  • (814) 297-7070

Clarion Hospital,Emergency Department

  • 1 Hospital Drive, Clarion, PA 16214
  • (814) 226-9500

UPMC Urgent Care

  • 18 Sportsman Drive
    Clarion, PA 16214
  • (814) 226-6062
  • 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week


It is of the highest importance to maintain the health and safety of our students. We continue to monitor the outbreak of coronavirus, and will continue to update you as new information is available through this website. Please keep in mind that the situation is rapidly evolving. Additional information about COVID-19 is available and consistently updated from the following sources:

View theCARES Act Initial Report
View theCARES Act 45 Day Report

Coronavirus information/resources

Have there been any diagnosed cases of coronavirus at Clarion University?

No, there are currently no known cases of coronavirus at Clarion University.

What is novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)?

2019-nCoV 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 U.S.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),human coronavirusesare common throughout the world and usually cause mild to moderate illness in people. This new virus is a public health concern because:

• It is newly identified, so much is still unknown about it.
• Two other human coronaviruses, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, have caused severe illness.

Travel Guidelines

If you have any of these symptoms and have traveled to an area of sustained or widespread transmission, call the Center for Wellness immediately at (814- 393-2121) and they will advise you regarding next steps. Do not go to the Center for Wellness or any other health care provider, without calling first if you have concerns that you may be affected.

Symptoms and transmission:

Symptomsmay be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing.
Person-to-person spread is occurring, although it's unclear exactly how it is transmitted and how easily the virus spreads between people.


People infected with 2019-nCoV should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. Currently, there is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for 2019-nCoV infection (source:CDC).


There is no vaccine to prevent this virus, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

Currently, 2019-nCoV has not been found to be spreading in the U.S., so there are no additional precautions recommended for the general public to take.

Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Recommendations for people with respiratory symptoms:

If you have symptoms of fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing and you have had close contact with someone who has suspected or confirmed COVID-19 within the last 14 days:

You should:

  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor's office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Clarion University students shouldcallthe Center for Wellness, Health Services at (814) 393-2121 Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-4:45 pm.
  • Those who are in the Clarion area but are not Clarion University students should call their healthcare provider or the PA Department of Health at (814) 226-2170.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Do not travel while sick. Please do not get on public transportation or just arrive at the Center for Wellness. Call instead {(814) 393-2121)}.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

What is the campus health service doing about 2019-nCoV?

The Center for Wellness is screening every student who calls or arrives in the lobby about any recent travel and any symptoms they may have.Following the screenings, the Center will follow the guidelines set forth by the PA Department of Health and CDC.