Coronavirus Update

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To the Campus Community:

The health and safety of our students and employees is paramount. Out of an abundance of caution, if you or someone close to you is not feeling well or experiencing any type of cold or flu symptoms, please stay home. Students should work individually with their instructors to make up coursework; the instructors will accommodate such requests. Students who plan to travel during spring break should consider their options carefully, take precautions as recommended by the CDC, and self-quarantine if necessary. Any student or employee who has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should stay home and contact the College at healthreporting@ocean.edu and/or 732-255-0379.

The CDC has issued new fact sheets on COVID-19 and how best to prevent exposure:

We will continue to update you on any news regarding COVID-19 as it becomes available.

IMPORTANT PREVENTION METHODS (CDC RECOMMENDATIONS)

In light of this matter and the ongoing cold and flu season, we continue to encourage students, faculty, and staff to take some basic precautionary measures.

To minimize the effects and spread of the COVID-19, flu and seasonal flu, please remember to:

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 30 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose. Immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • And perhaps most importantly, if you are feeling ill – particularly with a respiratory ailment – see a health care professional immediately.

Additional Considerations:

  • If you are a resident in a community where person-to-person spread of COVID-19 has been detected and you develop COVID-19 symptoms, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms.
  • For people who are ill with COVID-19 but are not sick enough to be hospitalized, please follow CDC guidance on how to reduce the risk of spreading your illness to others.
  • If you have been in a country with a CDC Level 3 Warning or have been exposed to someone sick with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, you will face some limitations on your movement and activity for up to 14 days. Please follow instructions during this time. Your cooperation is integral to the ongoing public health response to try to slow the spread of this virus. Employees who believe it is necessary to self-quarantine, should contact Human Resources.

Sara Winchester
Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration