Protection and Prevention

We value our staff, students and community and want to help them to remain healthy and protect themselves from the coronavirus (COVID-19) as much as they can during this time of concern. 

Good hygiene practices can slow the spread of the COVID-19 in the community and reduce the risk individuals will be sickened by the virus. Here are some everyday precautions suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your mouth with your elbow when coughing or sneezing
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If soap is unavailable, try using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains between 60 percent and 95 percent alcohol
  • Do not share eating utensils, cups, cigarettes or anything else via mouth
  • Be cautious when touching phones, laptops and other items that aren’t yours, as they carry germs
  • Clean hard surfaces (including doorknobs, light switches, keyboards and other commonly touched areas) with disinfectant
  • If you have traveled and become ill, seek medical advice. Call ahead before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room and tell them about your recent travel

There are a number of health agency websites which provide information on how to protect and inform the public. 

Those are: