Student Health Services (SHS) has been notified that three Temple students have tested positive for mumps since the start of the Spring 2020 semester. SHS is working directly with those students and those who may have come into contact with them to provide the appropriate resources and take steps to prevent the spread of the virus. It is important to note the three students are no longer contagious. Student Health is not currently aware of any students who have the mumps and are contagious.
The most important thing the campus community can do is stay informed and know what measures to take to prevent the spread of mumps and other infectious diseases. We have developed an FAQ to share information on how to prevent, detect and treat mumps.
I want to emphasize that right now, the number of positive cases is low. We are working closely with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to monitor this situation and will provide updates as needed.
If you have questions or are experiencing symptoms, please contact Student Health Services at StudentHealth@temple.edu.
Mark Denys, MHA, BS, RN