Unfortunately, we have learned that a member of our College community has tested positive for COVID-19. I am writing to update you with some important information, and to reassure you that the College continues to take every step possible to ensure the health and safety of our faculty, students and staff.
As public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue to grow, Community College of Philadelphia has made the careful decision to move coursework to online or other remote alternatives, beginning March 30 through the end of the spring semester, and to keep Main Campus and its Regional Centers closed through at least May 6, 2020. All courses remain suspended through March 30, 2020.
In response to the ongoing public health issues surrounding COVID-19, and to do our part in preventing its spread, Community College of Philadelphia will be closed and ALL classes (online, credit and non-credit) will be suspended between March 14, 2020 and March 28, 2020.
Please note: students will continue to be able to register for courses, request assistance and make payments online while the college is closed and beyond.
Dr. Linda Powell and other Biology faculty members will discuss the known pathophysiology and the trending of the virus. Dr. Carol Moriarity from the Nursing Department will present information on personal protection, prevention of spread and treatment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all Americans take safety precautions and continue to monitor news of the coronavirus outbreak, which causes a respiratory illness known as COVID-19.
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in humans and other mammals, birds, bats and reptiles. In humans, they cause upper respiratory infection symptoms such as fever, cough, stuffy nose and shortness of breath. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Many mild cases can be treated with rest and over-the-counter medication. In the more severe cases, breathing difficulties may occur and medical intervention should be sought.
Epidemiology experts have said the best form of preparedness is to remain calm and take the same steps taken to avoid the flu and common cold.
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