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Handwashing to Slow the Coronavirus Pandemic

Princeton Strong news Princeton, NJ: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports - Among several steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus is one we can act on several times a day: frequently and thoroughly washing our hands. But how frequent and how thorough? And what about those whose living conditions make handwashing anything but easy? The simple act of handwashing has always been an important factor in preventing the spread of disease. As the coronavirus gains traction, it’s all the more critical. But a quick splash of water and perfunctory spritz of soap is nowhere near sufficient to keep the…
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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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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Provides $50 Million to Support Those Facing Greatest Strain Under the COVID-19 Pandemic

Princeton Strong news Princeton, NJ: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports (RWJF) will provide $50 million in immediate short-term relief to several national and community organizations to help some of the families and communities feeling the greatest strain under the COVID-19 health emergency. This includes $5 million for relief efforts in RWJF’s home state of New Jersey, hit particularly hard by the ; As the nation’s largest health philanthropy, RWJF is focused on ensuring that everyone in America has a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. The aim of this funding is to help communities that already face…
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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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