Coronavirus Preparations at Union

COVID-19 Reporting Procedure
Report Positive Cases to the College Immediately

– Text or Call 908-514-8261
– Email
If a student notifies an Instructor or other employee, then that individual must IMMEDIATELY Call Public Safety at 908-709-7152
If an employee notifies Supervisor or other employee, then that individual must IMMEDIATELY Call Public Safety at 908-709-7152

COVID-19 Dashboard
Reported positive cases of COVID-19 amongst Union County College employees and students

There have been a total of 13 cases at the college since re-opening campuses 7/27/2020.
The breakdown of those cases (Last updated: 10/22/2020):

Primary Campus Employees Students
Cranford campus 1 2
Elizabeth campus 6
Plainfield campus 1
Virtual Learning 3

Students: Reminders if you will be on campus for any reason this fall!

College Coronavirus Communications

Additional Resources

Coronavirus Health Information

  • Symptoms

    People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

    This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

  • Prevention Methods
    There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is
    avoid being exposed to this virus. Our entire college community is encouraged to practice preventative actions
    help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the
      before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60%
      Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

    If you do not feel well, stay home except to get medical care. Call your doctor before going to their office,
    but be
    sure to get care if you feel worse or think it’s an emergency. Avoid public transportation.

  • Further Health Resources & Guidance

    This is a developing situation, and we encourage you to stay informed by visiting:

    If you have questions about the coronavirus, you may call the 24hr public hotline hosted by the New Jersey
    Department of Health: 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253. People looking for emotional support
    can call