Email to Ti Students and Staff

3-4-20

Subject: Wellness Wednesday proper handwashing techniques and COVID-19 prevention

 

https://youtu.be/eZw4Ga3jg3E Link for proper handwashing technique

Good-morning,

Above is a link that shows proper handwashing techniques supported by the CDC.  Our Ticonderoga Campus wishes to keep you and your families healthy and safe and slow the progress of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus).  This is also good practice with the flu both Type A and B.  

Below is a list of ways you can help from spreading or potentially getting COVID-19 as well as symptoms and a hotline for questions.  Note also the information that Governor Cuomo has sent regarding testing and urgent care and office visits below.  

The College currently has a task force that is working to have plans in place for all campus as we move forward.  

Symptoms

The 2019 novel coronavirus may cause mild to severe respiratory symptoms like:

  • cough
  • fever
  • trouble breathing and
  • pneumonia

CDC believes at this time that symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.

How Does Novel Coronavirus Spread?

Most of the early reported cases had contact with a seafood and live animal market, suggesting an animal source of the outbreak. However, most cases are now likely to be spread from person to person by droplets when coughing. Since this virus is very new, health authorities continue to carefully watch how this virus spreads.

Prevention

While there is currently no vaccine to prevent this virus, these simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • 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.

Novel Coronavirus Hotline

Call 1-888-364-3065 for Information about Coronavirus

Author

Governor Andrew Cuomo This New York State Department of Financial Services emergency regulation is crucial to protecting public health.

Additionally, New Yorkers receiving Medicaid coverage will not have to pay a co-pay for any testing related to #coronavirus.

Currently 100% of COVID-19 tests being conducted at the State's Wadsworth Lab are fully covered.

 

Best,

 

Michele 

 

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Michele Pearsall, Coordinator of Wellness and Support Services

Office: Ticonderoga campus, Room 205

Mailing address: 11 Hawkeye Trail, Ticonderoga, 12883

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