Neumann University Community,
The University is closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation with a focus on keeping students, faculty, and staff safe. The University leadership is receiving regular communication from regional health organizations. This is allowing us to monitor the local impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 6, there are two confirmed cases in Pennsylvania and one of those cases is in our area.
Nationally and globally, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and World Health Organization (WHO) continue to address the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will monitor the ongoing situation and relay any pertinent information and guidance from both local and national health organizations.
As classes resume on Monday, I would ask each of you to be diligent and be sensitive to those around you. If you feel ill, you should use the same judgment you would normally use about attending class or work, by choosing to stay home or seek medical care. Because the University is operating on a normal schedule, the regular academic policies for class attendance apply. A student should always notify professors if he or she is unable to attend class for any reason and employees should alert their supervisor if they need to take sick time.
The University is preparing to address a wide array of issues and contingency plans. Steps are being taken to ensure public spaces remain thoroughly clean and that the community is informed about ways to stay healthy. We are poised and ready to make decisions that will protect employees and support students.
Dr. Chris Domes