Spring Break Extended
In an effort to reduce the potential threat of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on campus, American International College is extending spring break by one week. The purpose of extending the break is to prepare for distance learning through the end of the semester, if it is deemed necessary.
Students are not to return to campus until Sunday, March 22, 2020.
At this time, classes will resume on Monday, March 23, 2020.
AIC asks that employees, students, and guests not visit campus if they are sick or have come in contact with someone who is ill.
In an effort to promote the health of the AIC community, we ask that you please read the following important information regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The CDC has also provided this fact sheet, which outlines risks, symptoms, and preventive measures to help stave off the virus.
This concern is dynamic. AIC officials are monitoring and following all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, Department of Public Health, and American College Health Association. Continuity planning remains ongoing and will be informed by the ever-changing nature of the situation. Everyone can do their part to keep the AIC community healthy by following the health and hygiene recommendations that are outlined in this communication.
2019-nCoV, also referred to as COVID-19, is a newly identified coronavirus that is causing an outbreak of pneumonia illness. It was first identified in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
Since then, the virus has been identified in multiple other countries, including cases in the U.S.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), human coronaviruses are common throughout the world and usually cause mild to moderate illness in people. This new virus is a public health concern because:
The CDC considers this new virus a public health concern based on current information. However, the immediate health risk to the general US public is considered low at this time. The CDC and the World Health Organization are closely monitoring the situation and providing ongoing guidance.
Symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Person-to-person spread is occurring, although it’s unclear exactly how it is transmitted and how easily the virus spreads between people.
There is no vaccine to prevent this virus, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:
For any questions regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19), email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will respond within twenty-four hours.
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