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 3.10.2020.
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 days.
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 measures.
As the University announced Monday, we have enacted new policies and practices designed to help protect the health and well-being of all members of the University community. These policies and practices were put in place in anticipation of this eventuality. They are based on the concept of social distancing, and the goal is to decrease the number of situations that require community members to gather in large groups and to minimize the time spent in close proximity with each other. The policies detailed below will be in place through Sunday, April 5, at which point we will reassess them.
All members of the campus community should continue to follow best practices to avoid illness, including frequent hand washing and avoiding touching one’s face with unwashed hands. If you are not feeling well, do not attend classes or work. Stay home, get rest, and get any medical attention you need.
Princeton, like other universities across the world, is actively engaged in efforts to prepare for and mitigate the impacts from COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus). Our top priority is to support the health and wellbeing of our community as we continue to advance our teaching and research mission.