Dr. Capps Addresses Coronavirus - 03/02/2020

All of us are understandably concerned about the novel coronavirus. In an effort to keep our campus healthy and safe, we are monitoring daily updates from the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health. 

Everyone can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Toward that goal, public health professionals recommend the following: 

  • wash your hands often with soap and water; 
  • cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve or a tissue when you sneeze or cough;
  • avoid close contact (touching or shaking hands) with people who are sick; 
  • avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes; and
  • stay home when you are sick.

Because the health and safety of our campus community is our highest priority, please encourage students to stay home when they are sick. As a further safeguard, we will be increasing the frequency of services to clean and disinfect high-use areas and multi-use surfaces, and we will make disinfectant wipes available to clean common-use items such as public computers. We are also developing a contingency plan to increase our online presence should it become necessary to suspend classes temporarily at some point in the distant future.

You can locate up-to-the-minute information about the coronavirus at the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. In the meantime, please take care of yourself and one another—and exercise appropriate precautions—so we can protect the health of our college community. 

Dr. John S. Capps
Central Virginia Community College