Prevent and Prepare

What the College is Doing

In an effort to protect our students, employees, and visitors from the spread of respiratory illnesses, including coronavirus disease, teams from ABM (the college’s contracted company for cleaning and janitorial services) are taking extra care to clean and disinfect the usual virus and germ “transmission points,” such as doorknobs, light switches, water fountains, phones, counter tops, etc.

Prevent the Spread

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports, ”There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. We've created a flier with tips to help prevent the spread of coronavirus — download and print out this coronavirus prevention tips flier (PDF) to put in your home, office, or building.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:

  • between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
  • through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.”

To reduce your chances of contracting any kind of illness, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick (social distancing).
  • 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Review the CDC's additional tips to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19.