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Updated 5/4/2020

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a rapidly changing global health issue. While NACUBO is actively updating a page with resources specific to the business office, this page catalogs some general resources and relevant news. More NACUBO risk management and campus security resources are available here.

NACUBO recommends that campuses in the U.S. follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance, which is evolving rapidly in response to the current coronavirus threat, and contact local or state health departments for additional guidance (see below for more information).

Tracking Novel Coronavirus

This live heatmap from Johns Hopkins University tracks confirmed cases, deaths, and recoveries associated with COVID-19. Related information and resources are available here.

Government Resources

This bulletin from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ensures that HIPAA covered entities and their business associates are aware of how they can share patient information under the HIPAA Privacy Rule in the event of an outbreak or emergency situation.

The CDC has resources to respond to the spread of COVID-19.

A World Health Organization (WHO) resource page provides global perspective on the coronavirus pandemic, FAQs, and advice for staying safe.

June 2013 guide by the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center details how college and university administrators can develop emergency operations plans to respond to a variety of threats including infectious diseases.

NACUBO in the News

NACUBO experts have been responding to frequent media inquiries about how COVID-19 is affecting colleges and universities across the country:

Notable Media Coverage

Various higher education and business news sources have written about the effects of coronavirus on college and university administration. This is a selection of articles most relevant to the business office and campus operations:


Liz Clark

Vice President, Policy and Research


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