Clarkson Community Members,
Clarkson and its Emergency Response Team are closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its spread. There are no reported cases of COVID-19 in the Clarkson University community.
Since late December, we have been updating our base of emergency protocols to take additional steps to keep students, faculty, and staff healthy and safe at all of our campus operations. A short summary of the pandemic preparedness plan for COVID is now on our public website –https://www.clarkson.edu/coronavirus – and you can reference the full version of the pandemic preparedness plan on our campus intranet —https://intranet.clarkson.edu/coronavirus/
We launched the website – www.clarkson.edu/coronavirus – as a way for the Clarkson Community and visitors to stay informed and connected to resources that are available. To ensure the health and safety of our community, we are monitoring best practices and protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and proactively working with county and New York State representatives from the Department of Health; federal and State representatives from the Department of Education and Department of State; and experts from regional health and safety organizations.
This is an evolving situation. The plans and protective measures described are based on conditions as currently known and may change, or implementation may vary, as circumstances change and/or new information becomes available. All members of the campus community are encouraged to remain vigilant and continually attentive to information being provided by the University.
Please continue to exercise good personal health practices and take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs. This includes:
· Washing hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
· Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
· Seek medical attention if you are sick and limit contact with others.
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious respiratory illness that can cause a range of symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough and fever. It can be more severe for some and lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties. Students who have symptoms or think they may have been exposed should call the Student Health Center at (315) 268-6633 for guidance. For assistance after hours, please call Campus Safety at 315-268-6666.
Thank you for your continued diligence.
President Tony Collins