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Coronavirus Pandemic – FDA approves ventilator designed by particle physics community

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Lauren Biron, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Liz Fuller-Wright report In just six weeks, from March 19 to May 1, an international team of physicists and engineers led by Princeton’s Cristian Galbiati brought a ventilator from concept to FDA approval. The Food and Drug Administration announced on Sunday, May 3, that the Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM) is safe for use in the United States under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization, which helps support public health during a crisis. This ventilator is the brainchild of Galbiati, a professor of physics at Princeton University who normally leads a dark matter experiment called DarkSide-20k. When under…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Princeton University President Eisgruber state of the University and planning for the academic year ahead

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of Communication reports Princeton will decide in early July whether the undergraduate teaching program will be online or residential in the fall term. The University is exploring ways to safely and responsibly reopen Princeton’s laboratories, libraries, and other facilities when state law ; Message to the Princeton Community from Christopher L. Eisgruber Dear members of the Princeton community, Eight weeks ago, I asked the University to move instruction online to slow the spread of COVID-19 on ; My message promised that we would reassess the need for virtual instruction by April…
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Princeton Children’s Fund, Inc. Seeks Financial Donations for Economically Disadvantaged Families Facing Income Loss Due to Corona Virus Closures

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Office of the Mayor reports Princeton, NJ – Princeton Children’s Fund, Inc. in collaboration with Princeton Community Housing, the Princeton Human Services Department, the Princeton Senior Resource Center, and Send Hunger Packing Princeton, is seeking donations to benefit economically disadvantaged Princeton families facing income loss during coronavirus closures to supplement those organizations already set up to provide this support. We are asking the community to consider donating money to be used to pay day-to-day expenses that will be incurred by families who are unable to work amid shutdowns and curfews. Donations can be made online at ;and are fully tax…
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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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