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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – SARS CoV Stable for 24 Hours on Cardboard Boxes, Days on Plastic

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: NIAID reports The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. The results provide key information about…
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Two Princeton University Staff Members Under Coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-Quarantine for Possible Exposure at an Off-campus Gathering

Princeton Strong news Princeton, NJ: Princeton University reports Two Princeton University staff members are currently under self-quarantine as a result of possible exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) at an off-campus gathering.  These staff members are being tested and we expect results in the coming ;The University is working with local health authorities to identify and contact those who may have been in close contact with the staff members since their potential exposure to COVID-19.  The University also is following best practices in order to maintain the health and safety of the community including taking enhanced cleaning and disinfecting ;As the…
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Princeton Health Dept Initiates Exposure Investigation into Boston Biogen Conference SARS-2 / Coronavirus (COVID-19) Transmission into Princeton

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Office of Mayor Lampert reports Municipal Officials have been notified of a potential exposure to SARS-2 (coronavirus) at a private party in Princeton and have immediately initiated an investigation to identify any potential SARS-2 infections that may result.  Two attendees at the party had attended the Biogen Conference in Boston which has been linked to SARS-2 transmission.  Upon their return to their homes in the Boston area, they subsequently tested positive SARS-2.   While the investigation is preliminary, the Princeton Health Department believes there were approximately 30 people at the party, not all of…
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Coronavirus – Princeton University moves to Virtual Instruction and Decreased Campus Gatherings

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University reports President Eisgruber updates University on next steps regarding COVID-19 to ensure health and well-being of the entire community Dear members of the Princeton community, I’m writing to update you on a series of new policies that Princeton University will be implementing in the coming days in response to COVID-19, commonly known as ; Since I last wrote to you, the epidemic has ; Though we continue to believe the risk of transmission on our campus is currently low, we know that community spread is occurring in various parts of the United…
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Coronavirus – University sponsored travel is prohibited for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff until further notice.

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Emergency Management reports University-sponsored travel to Mainland China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran is prohibited for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff until further notice. If returning from these countries, self-quarantine for 14 days. Princeton University is committed to maintaining an educational, working, and living environment that is free of all forms of discrimination and where every member can thrive. It is essential that we all be supportive, respectful, and inclusive of the members of our community who are affected by this global issue. In the wake of this outbreak, several universities have…
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Unleashed Novel Coronavirus SARS COVID-19 to “take a foothold in the U.S.” CDC Warns.

Is a Saturated Medical System Prepared to Handle a Widespread Epidemic ? CDC reports Situation and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. More cases are likely to be identified in the coming days, including more cases in the United States. It’s also likely that person-to-person spread will continue to occur, including in the United States. Widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States would translate into large numbers of people needing medical care at the same time. Schools, childcare…
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US DEPT of ENERGY – A Meeting of Young Minds. Teams aren’t preparing for a baseball or basketball championship, they are preparing for a fierce battle of the minds …

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: US DOE PPPL Jeanne Jackson DeVoe reports New Jersey Regional Science Bowl comes to PPPL Feb. 21 - 22 Local rivals among state-wide competitors for championship. Like most teams preparing for a big competition, the 16 middle school teams and 32 high school teams coming to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) on Feb. 21 and 22 are drilling their hardest, discussing strategy, and getting pep talks from their coaches. But these teams aren’t preparing for a baseball or basketball championship, they are preparing for a fierce battle of the minds…
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