Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Updated April 1, 2020

At this time, there is one confirmed case of coronavirus at Rosalind Franklin University.

The university is closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, with careful attention to recommendations from our local and state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Our top priority is the health and safety and well-being of our community.

We will continue updating RFU students, faculty and staff through our existing communication channels as well as posting updates to this site.

Contact Information

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Recent Communications

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Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

For more information, please visit the CDC page about COVID-19 Symptoms.

Preventative Actions

We all need to take "everyday preventive actions" to prevent the spread of illness - remember the "3 C's" - Clean, Cover, Contain:


  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.


  • Cover cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • If no tissue is available, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.


  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

For more information, please visit the CDC page about protecting yourself from COVID-19.