There are concerns regarding who may have been exposed to the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which leads to the illness COVID-19. The College has already required any faculty, staff and students who traveled to the higher-risk countries of China, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Japan, to self-quarantine and not come to campus for a two-week time period from when they return from these countries.
As the situation continues to develop, the College will be following CDC guidance on who else should self-quarantine and not come to campus. You can find the Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Persons with Potential Coronavirus Disease here.
Faculty or staff who were exposed directly to someone with COVID-19 and need to self-quarantine should inform their department head(s)/supervisor(s) and contact Lisa Hutcherson, Associate Vice President of Human Resources. Students who have been exposed directly to someone with COVID-19 and need to self-quarantine should report this information to their instructors and the Dean of Students, David Asencio. Faculty or staff who need to self-quarantine and are concerned about their sick bank of time should contact Lisa Hutcherson. Students should work with their instructors to develop methods to stay on track.
Who Should Stay Home Due to Illness?
All faculty, staff and students who are ill should stay home and not come to work or classes. Faculty and staff should report their need to be absent to their department head/supervisor. Students who are ill should report to their instructors. Faculty and staff who have concerns regarding sick leave policies and/or their sick bank of time should reach out to Lisa Hutcherson. Students should work with their instructors to stay on track.
Reducing Traffic on Campus
The College has already postponed all non-essential events and student activities through March 31, 2020, and the Athletics Center has also been closed. Additional news will be forthcoming regarding more methods to reduce traffic on campus and use technology. We will continue to keep you updated on the College's response to the coronavirus here.