FAQ: About COVID-19
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Coronavirus is a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 90 locations internationally, including the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
- According to the CDC, the virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about six feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness. The following symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.
- Shortness of breath
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to speak with students regarding their concerns. Students can call (631) 632-6720 to speak to a counselor 24/7. In addition, if students have specific concerns, they can contact the Student Support Team at email@example.com
Students can sign up for “Let’s Talk,” brief (20 min), informal and confidential virtual conversations with counselors about anything on their minds. To sign up for a session, visit https://tinyurl.com/virtualletstalk
Let's Talk Sessions are offered:
- Mondays 11 am-1 pm
- Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 pm
- Wednesdays 12-2 pm
- Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm
- Every Friday 11 am-1 pm
Student related issues: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic related issues: email@example.com.
International Travel and immigration services: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stony Brook University HR-related issues: email@example.com
Stony Brook University Hospital HR-related issues: SBUHHR@stonybrookmedicine.edu
Long Island State Veterans Home HR-related issues: LISVH_HR@stonybrookmedicine.eduThis list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider or regulatory agency for further information.