Your health and wellbeing are very important to Cheyney University’s Administration. Due to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have created this page to provide updates on the Coronavirus and specific steps that you can take to minimize the spread of this virus. For student-specific and faculty-specific resources, please use to following links:

Student Resources
Faculty Resources


Latest Update

03/17/2020 : Based on our evaluation, we have decided that Cheyney University will transition to online delivery of all courses through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, beginning Monday, March 23. This action is aligned with PASSHE’s recent guidance of having no in-person classes at State System universities. 

While Cheyney University has no known cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), to date, there are 63,666 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. 

According to Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine, “Since the start of this outbreak, we’ve taken a proactive approach to prepare and carefully monitor potential cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.  As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised today, we need to be prepared for community spread of COVID-19.  We are working to make sure our health systems, first responders and county and municipal health departments have the resources they need to respond.”

Symptoms for COVID-19 can appear two to fourteen days after initial exposure.  According to the CDC, reported illness ranges from mild to severe with the most common symptoms being fever, cough and shortness of breath.  If you begin to develop these symptoms, have been in close contact with someone who is known to have COVID-19, or visit an area known to have widespread COVID-19, please contact your doctor immediately.

The following precautions help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses including both the flu and the Novel Coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers and rub your hand until they are completely dry.
  • Cough/sneeze into a tissue and dispose the tissue immediately into a trash can. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with others who are sick.
  • If you are sick stay home, seek health care, and avoid contact with others such as meetings and events.
  • Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces.

For more information, see resources below:

Regular status reports from the World Health Organization are also available here.

If you have any concerns or questions about how Cheyney University is planning to help mitigate the potential spread of the Coronavirous, please contact Tia Brown, Associate Director of Student Health & Wellness, at

We strongly encourage you to take these precautions very seriously.  Please stay safe!

Last updated May 20, 2020