COVID-19 update 3.16.20 | COVID-19 Information | Naugatuck Valley Community College

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Naugatuck Valley Community College and the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, in coordination with the Governor's office, have provided the following guidance to take every precaution to mitigate any potential impact on our campuses:

Messages to Community
McNeil-Coates, Beth E
/ Categories: COVID-19

COVID-19 update 3.16.20

Dear CSCU Community,

As many of us begin a new routine of working from home or prepare for a move to online-only learning, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for adapting to an ever-changing landscape. The COVID-19 pandemic has already changed our day-to-day lives on profound levels. Activities and interactions we only recently took for granted have now become off limits. I want to assure you that the entire team at the CSCU system is treating this outbreak with the seriousness it deserves and we are doing everything in our power to put the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff at the forefront of everything we do.

To that end, our campuses will remain closed to the public through at least April 5, with a potential to review and extend that closure if necessary. While some core functions will need to continue, we are endeavoring to have as few people on campus as possible. For those whose jobs will require them to be physically present, we are implementing even stricter cleaning protocols to protect the health and safety of all.

Above all, during this stressful time, we shouldn’t forget that self-care is essential. Social distancing  is critically important to the state’s public health efforts to slow the spread of the virus, but it does not mean shutting our lives down – so remember to check in (virtually) on your friends and family, look for online yoga or exercise classes, and take a minute to relax and breathe deeply.

And remember, if you experience the known COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your health care provider for medical advice.

·       What to Do If You Are Sick (CDC)

My team and I are working closely with college and university presidents and CEOs, and the state’s emergency response team to mitigate the impacts of this illness on our CSCU community. We will continue to provide you with updated information.

Stay calm – we will get through this together,

Mark E. Ojakian

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Precautions to Safeguard Yourself

Precautions to Safeguard Yourself

Hand washing:

All students, faculty, and staff can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases by regularly washing hands for at least 20 seconds. To learn more about proper hand washing, visit the CDC’s website page When and How to Wash Your Hands (CDC)

Other Precautions To Take:

In addition to frequent hand washing there are many other steps you can take to help prevent the spread of disease. These steps include:

  • Refrain from shaking hands, hugging, or kissing as a means of greeting.
  • Do not share food or beverages.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
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