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Protocol Regarding COVID-19

March 27, 2020

I am sending this on behalf of Health Services and the Emergency Response team.

Please note that after today we will no longer announce positive cases of COVID-19 if the individuals have not been on campus within the incubation period, which experts believe is 14 days. We are making this change as many of our faculty, staff, and students are now off campus and have been for a few weeks.

We will continue to inform the community of any positive cases of COVID-19 that may have exposed the community.

That said, today we learned that another employee has tested positive for COVID-19. This person has not been on campus during the incubation period. No further action needs to be taken at this time.

Best regards,

Patricia Bice, Ed.D.
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management


March 13, 2020

Reporting and Identification of Exposure and Symptoms

As we continue to monitor information about the COVID-19 virus in our area, we wanted to update the community about how to identify symptoms, what to do should you believe you have been exposed to the virus, and what steps the college will take if there is a confirmed case on campus.

How Do I Identify Symptoms?

If you are sick with symptoms of fever, cough, and breathing difficulties, students should call Health Services at (914) 251-7925 for advice and a possible appointment.

What To Do

If you suspect you have been exposed to someone who has symptoms or you were exposed to someone who has been confirmed to have the coronavirus, please call Health Services at (914) 251-7925 for advice.

College Updates and Reporting

The college will communicate to the campus community if a member of the community has been tested and received confirmation of a positive diagnosis of the coronavirus. Purchase College administration will follow the instructions and guidance from the Department of Health on next steps for the community.