COVID-19 Resources

Protect Yourself and Others

How does COVID-19 spread?

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It is transmitted through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks — landing in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby.
  • It is possible for a person to become infected by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes.

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What you can do to help limit the spread?

  • Wear a face covering
    • It’s important to cover your mouth and nose completely. Those carrying the virus may not show symptoms.
  • Practice physical distancing
    • Distance yourself at least 6 feet apart from others — about two arm lengths.
  • Wash or sanitize hands
    • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds — as long as singing “Happy Birthday” twice.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces
    • Sanitize shared common areas and shared electronic equipment regularly.


Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19

People with COVID-19 have reported a range of mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

List of Symptoms

What to Bring Related to COVID-19

What to bring to campus related to COVID-19

Here are recommendations of supplies to bring to campus relating to the health and safety of yourself and others as you prepare for your campus arrival.

  • Cleaning supplies — This is for your own personal living space to wipe down commonly used surfaces.

  • Look for one of these active ingredients in your cleaning solutions to be effective against virus: Ethanol, Glycolic acid, Hydrogen peroxide, Hypochlorous acid, Isopropyl alcohol, Quaternary ammonium, Sodium hypochlorite.

  • A list of all COVID-19 disinfectants can be found on the EPA webpage.

  • Digital or other thermometer

  • Hand sanitizer — There will be hand sanitizers and places to wash your hands around campus; however, it is a good idea to have your own as well.

    • Off-campus students should remember hand soap for their living spaces.

  • Over-the-counter medicine — Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen or other cold symptom medication.


    The SUNY Cortland Cupboard will have some cleaning supplies, hand sanitizers and hand soap. Additional items may become available, if needed. Please email if you have any other needs or suggestions.