Connecticut College is currently operating on a mostly remote basis as we continue to monitor health and safety advisories related to the novel coronavirus called “COVID-19.” Classes resumed remotely on Wednesday, March 25, and all faculty and staff who are able are working remotely off-campus.
While all in-person events are canceled at least through April 30, we encourage the campus community to check the College calendar for upcoming virtual events.
Other measures in place include:
- All Athletics events through spring 2020 have been canceled
- All College-sponsored travel has been suspended
- Admission tours and information sessions are canceled
- Camel Days for admitted students will be held virtually this spring. Check the Admitted Students page for more details
The College’s Emergency Response Team is responding to the evolving circumstances and will provide updates as appropriate. The most recent information regarding the Conn College community can be found in the Connecticut College Covid-19 FAQ and in our archive of Covid-19-related communications.
Information about COVID-19 infection and prevention
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that is thought to spread mainly from person to person:
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about six feet)
- Via 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 on the lungs.
For confirmed COVID-19 cases, reported illnesses have ranged from mild to severe, including illness resulting in death. Symptoms can include:
- Shortness of breath
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 or any specific antiviral treatment for the illness. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- 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 with a household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, stay home and contact a healthcare professional for guidance. Mention any recent travel or close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient. Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
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