Healthy Guidelines

How to stay healthy this quarter

Tori McArthur, Staff Writer

After several reports of the coronavirus infecting Washingtonians, Seattle Pacific University officials are stressing the need to practice healthy habits. Here are ways to avoid getting sick:

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Frequently wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

“It’s quick, it’s simple and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except the germs,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, go to

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Avoid hand contact with your mouth, eyes and nose.

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Practice safe sick techniques like covering your mouth when coughing and sneezing.

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Avoid contact with people who are sick and do not work when you are sick.

“Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others,” Jeff Jordan wrote in an email to the university.

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Get plenty of rest.

“Studies show that people who don’t get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus, such as a common cold virus,” – Mayo Clinic, Eric J. Olson, M.D.