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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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University President Eisgruber’s message to all Princetonians on meeting the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19

PRINCETON STRONG news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University President Chris Eisgruber reports Eisgruber extends thanks to students, faculty and staff and lays out how Princetonians can play a part in the effort against coronavirus. The last ten days have been unlike any other we have ; After intense deliberation and with deep regret, we asked our faculty to put classes online and our undergraduate students to return home if able to do ; Many other colleges, universities, athletic leagues, cultural institutions, and employers have adopted similar ; These measures, which were voluntary when they began last week, are now mandatory in…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – Three Additional Cases of COVID-19 Identified

PRINCETON STRONG news - Princeton, NJ: Office of the Mayor reports Three Additional Cases of COVID-19 Identified The Princeton Health Department (PHD) announces the municipality has three additional cases of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). These individuals attended a house party on February 29th where two attendees subsequently tested positive for coronavirus and had been isolated and monitored since the Health Department became aware of the exposures on March 9, 2020. These three cases, in addition to the first case reported on Friday, March 13, bringing Princeton’s total confirmed coronavirus infections to four. All four individuals attended the February 29…
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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 – 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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