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COVID-19

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Please note that all information can be found on https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html as it pertains to COVID-19.

Due to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order that was released on May 1, 2020, all classes will be taught online using Google Meet and Google Classroom for the summer trimester.  The Executive Order required all K-12 schools and colleges to remain closed for the remainder of the academic year, which lasts until June 30, 2020.  The clinics will remain closed until at least June 30th.

All administrative offices are working remotely at this time, and will continue to do so until the restrictions in place through New York Pause are lifted.

ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA SCHOOL EMAIL IMMEDIATELY SHOULD THERE BE ANY FURTHER UPDATES TO IN-PERSON CLASS & CLINIC SUSPENSIONS.

New York College of Health Professions is committed to the safety of all students, faculty, and staff.  With courses for the summer trimester being held remotely, the College does have a plan to resume in-person instruction when cleared to do so by the New York State Health Department.

When the college reopens for in-person operations, specific guidelines and practices must be adhered to.  The information provided below outlines the strategic plan to resume in person classes and clinics.

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • 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, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Before New York College of Health Professions can resume in-person activities, there are specific guidelines and practices that need to be put in place.  The information provided below outlines the strategic plan to resume in-person classes and clinics.

  1. All students, faculty, staff, patients, and visitors will be required to have their temperature taken upon entering the facilities.
  2. Everyone is encouraged to wash their hands as frequently as possible to stop the spread of germs.  Hand washing should last at least 20 seconds.  Hand sanitizer should be used with at least 60% alcohol.  They should avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. It is imperative to maintain social distancing.  It is recommended that six feet of distance between is maintained, as some people are sick and show no symptoms.  People who are at a higher risk of getting sick should avoid being within six feet of someone else.
  4. It is required that everyone should wear a face covering.  Wearing a face covering and maintaining social distancing greatly reduces the risk of contracting the virus.
  5. When someone has to sneeze or cough, they should cover their mouth or nose.  Everyone should wash their hands after coughing or sneezing.
  6. The following will be disinfected daily to minimize the spread of the virus:  lecture classrooms, offices, the library, and reception areas.  The following areas will be disinfected at least twice per day:  café, restrooms, and student lounges.  The following areas will be disinfected after each class or treatment:  classrooms with treatment tables, clinic treatment rooms, and physical arts rooms.

It is recommended that each person monitors their own health.  If you are sick, stay home.  When the College is ready to re-open, the college will be closely monitoring all faculty, students, and staff to ensure their safety.