CORONAVIRUS POLICY STATEMENT #3 - March 19, 2020

Dr. John J. McGrath, President
Mildred Elley
March 19, 2020

The Health and Safety of Our Students and Employees
Are Our Number One Priority

 The Spring 2 Academic Term Will Now Start On Monday, April 6, 2020

 

This is the third in the series of Coronavirus Policy Statements.

Information about the Coronavirus is changing daily and the administration is carefully monitoring the guidance communicated by the New York State Education Department, U.S. Department of Education, Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, U.S. Center for Disease Control, New York State Governor’s Office and the New York City Mayors Office.

In the first Coronavirus Policy Statement dated, March 13, 2020, it was indicated that all scheduled Spring 2 courses will resume on Monday, March 23rd. The second Coronavirus Policy Statement moved the start of the next academic term to March 30th. This has now changed again with the rapid developments with respect to the Coronavirus Emergency.

As of today, March 19, 2020, Mildred Elley will resume Scheduled Spring 2 courses on Monday, April 6, 2020.

Subject to the extent allowed by our college’s regulatory and accrediting bodies, the Institution is currently developing plans to ensure the continuity of instruction and possibly offer additional Spring 2 courses in a variety of distance education and online formats.

We will continue to carefully monitor the situation and communicate regularly with the college community.

We encourage all students to stay informed of relevant facts and follow protocols issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). See link at bottom of page. First and foremost, we must all do our part to minimize the spread of disease (frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue and disposing), etc.

Center for Disease Control Link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/protect/index.html

CORONAVIRUS POLICY STATEMENT #2 - March 16, 2020

Dr. John J. McGrath, President
Mildred Elley
March 16, 2020

The Health And Safety Of Our Students And Employees
Are Our Number One Priority

This is the second in the series of Coronavirus Policy Statements.

Information about the Coronavirus is changing daily and the administration is carefully monitoring the guidance communicated by the New York State Education Department, U.S. Department of Education, Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, U.S. Center for Disease Control, New York State Governor’s Office and the New York City Mayors Office.

In the first Coronavirus Policy Statement dated, March 13, 2020, it was indicated that all scheduled Spring 2 courses will resume on Monday, March 23rd. This has now changed. As of today, March 16, 2020, the Institution will resume Scheduled Spring 2 courses on Monday, March 30th.

Subject to the extent allowed by our college’s regulatory and accrediting bodies, the Institution is currently developing plans to ensure the continuity of instruction and possibly offer additional Spring 2 courses in a variety of distance education and online formats.

We will continue to carefully monitor the situation and communicate regularly with the college community.

We encourage all students to stay informed of relevant facts and follow protocols issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). See link at bottom of page. First and foremost, we must all do our part to minimize the spread of disease (frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue and disposing), etc.

Center for Disease Control Link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/protect/index.html

CORONAVIRUS POLICY STATEMENT #1 - March 13, 2020

Dr. John J. McGrath, President
Mildred Elley
March 12, 2020

The Health And Safety Of Our Students And Employees
Are Our Number One Priority.

We encourage all students to stay informed of relevant facts and follow protocols issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). See link at bottom of page. First and foremost, we must all do our part to minimize the spread of disease (frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue and disposing), etc.

To have the opportunity to clean and disinfect all campuses, the Institution will be concluding all “on-campus” instruction for Spring 1 courses on Tuesday, March 17th at 11PM.

  • All on-campus day and evening final exams scheduled for the week of Monday, March 16th will occur on Monday, March 16th and Tuesday, March 17th.
  • All on-campus weekend final exams scheduled for Friday, March 20th or Saturday, March 21st will be delivered electronically as communicated by the instructor.
  • All online courses will conclude on Sunday, March 22nd as previously scheduled.
  • All off-campus practical nursing clinical experiences will occur as previously scheduled.
  • All off-campus internships will continue as previously scheduled.
  • In all cases, follow the directions of your course instructor.

All scheduled Spring 2 courses will resume on Monday, March 23rd.

If you have any questions about final exams scheduled for a particular course, please contact your Instructor, Department Chair, or Campus Dean.

Subject to the extent allowed by our college’s regulatory and accrediting bodies, the Institution is currently developing plans to ensure the continuity of instruction and possibly offer additional Spring 2 courses in a variety of distance education and online formats.

We will continue to carefully monitor the situation and communicate regularly with the college community.

Center for Disease Control Link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/protect/index.html

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Coronavirus has now been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide information as it becomes available.

For confirmed 2019-nCoV infections, reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms. The three main symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

CDC states at this time, symptoms of 2019-nCoV may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses.

The CDC is asking that anyone who has traveled to China in the last 14 days and feels sick with fever or cough, or has difficulty breathing or if they have been exposed to anyone that has traveled there and is sick with fever or cough, to seek medical care right away. Please DO NOT go directly to the emergency room or doctor’s office but call first to report your symptoms and any recent travel.

Just a reminder that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • 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

The latest situation summary updates are available on the CDC’s web page.

We are keeping a close eye on the recent outbreak of coronavirus and related cases of pneumonia and are working with officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York and Massachusetts Departments of Public Health.

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