The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our country, and the world, in unprecedented ways. It is an evolving crisis that we are monitoring closely. We created this microsite so our students and stakeholders have a resource to access for up-to-date information regarding our actions related to the pandemic. Please check back frequently for updates.
Here are some of the ways University of Phoenix is currently addressing the COVID-19 pandemic:
According to health experts, the best way to protect yourself is to proactively practice good hygiene behaviors that help to prevent the spread of illnesses. The CDC offers the following tips:
Please continue to monitor this microsite for updates. Any changes to our operations will be conveyed to our students and stakeholders through multiple communication pathways, including email, e-Campus, text, Facebook groups and this microsite. Students can also call their Academic Counselors for information or with questions. Thank you.
Per the CDC, the following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:
Read about COVID-19 symptoms.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Read more about how COVID-19 spreads.
Take simple precautions to reduce your risk of illness:
Read about COVID-19 prevention.
At this time, and until further notice, UOPX campuses and services centers and administrative buildings are temporarily closed due to the pandemic.
Those who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home and not come to work or school until they are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).
Per the CDC, if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, within 14 days after travel from an area impacted by COVID-19, you should call ahead to a healthcare professional and mention your recent travel or close contact. If you have had close contact with someone showing these symptoms who has recently traveled from an area affected by COVID-19, you should call ahead to a healthcare professional and mention your close contact and their recent travel. Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
State Health Department's list
Yes. The CDC say you should cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others. You could spread COVID-19 to others, even if you do not feel sick.
We have a cross-functional team that meets daily to monitor the rapidly evolving situation with a focus on preparing for a wide range of issues including health and safety, campus closures, event cancellations and travel. We will follow advice and directives from the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) and take the necessary precautions to protect our employee’s health.
We have postponed almost all in-person events for the remainder of 2020, with few exceptions, and have made events/meetings virtual as often as possible. We encourage you to adopt virtual meetings for in-person gatherings too in order to lessen the risk of illness. Look in Updates section of this microsite for details on events.
The CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to certain destinations.
Read about CDC travel recommendations.
We recommend that you visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) websites for the most accurate information and updates on the coronavirus. Links to their websites can be found below.
If you need help managing the stress resulting from Covid-19, please visit one of the following resources:
Disclaimer: In any case where your stress or anxiety level is severe or is impairing your day-to-day functioning in any way, please seek professional help. If you feel depressed or suicidal, contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) immediately.