COVID-19

General Information

COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, has been classified by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic. Worldwide, cases now number in the millions, and there confirmed cases in every state in the U.S., as well as in most counties in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Comanche County Health Department are monitoring the situation for potential local impact.

What Cameron University is Doing

Cameron University continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak for its potential impact on our students and staff. The Comanche County Health Department and the Oklahoma State Health Department continue to be helpful with planning assistance and timely information. CU took action to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic at its campuses in Lawton and Duncan by implementing remote instruction for the spring semester. Enrollment for the summer semester is open, with classes being offered in the safest appropriate format. Enrollment is also open for the fall semester, with the intention of offering face-to-face instruction if circumstances permit. In any event, if the university’s operational status changes significantly, students and employees will be notified through the campus Emergency Communication System. Less significant changes will be distributed through campus email.

We encourage our students and employees to implement social distancing and good health practices to minimize the chance of illness. In addition, we strongly encourage both Cameron students and employees to check with their health care providers, state health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control for current information on the COVID-19 pandemic. Check this web page, as well as your campus email account, regularly in order to learn about possible changes to the course schedule.


NO TOLERANCE FOR DISCRIMINATION

Please be mindful not to make any assumptions or comments about people based on their national origin, race, color or any other identities. Asking questions about someone’s health based on your perception of their race or national origin could be considered discriminatory. If you or someone you know experiences a bias incident or discrimination on the CU campus, please contact 580.581.6712.

FOR COVID-19 UPDATES

Cameron University will continue to keep the campus community informed as developments change. We recommend that you check this site regularly for new information. Here are other resources:

  • The Oklahoma State Department of Health has established a toll-free hotline to answer questions about COVID-19. Simply dial 2-1-1 to access the hotline, or call 877.215.8336.
  • The Oklahoma State Department of Health also has set up a special website.
  • The Mental Health Association of Oklahoma is offering public support groups via Zoom, as well as closed groups for first responders and frontline health workers. For more information, call the Mental Health Assistance Center at 918.585.1213 or 405.943.3700, or visit the center’s website.
  • Another resource for current information is the Centers for Disease Control website.
  • The City of Lawton has a great resource for COVID-19 information and preparedness that is updated regularly.
  • The Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce has developed a list of business and community resources.