- Posted on: March 3, 2020
- Category: Uncategorized
- Posted by: mrc_admin
Miami Regional University is actively monitoring developments regarding COVID-19, more commonly known as “coronavirus”. We will apprise the University community of any related University policy updates. At this time, according to the CDC, there are two presumptive Coronavirus cases in the State of Florida. The risk in the United States remains low. As the situation continues to evolve, we recommend the following “best practice” precautions to help prevent the spread of infectious respiratory diseases, including colds and influenza:
Following CDC protocol for students, faculty, and staff:
- Stay home when sick and notify your professors and/or supervisors as soon as possible.
- Remain at home until fever free, diarrhea-free, and vomit-free for at least 24 hours (with no medication).
- Seek immediate medical care if symptoms become more severe, e.g., high fever or difficulty breathing.
- Practicing good hygiene when coughing and sneezing.
- Regular use of hand sanitizers and hand washing at home and on campus.
The University has heightened its focus on the regular cleaning of the campus, now including the use of hospital grade anti-viral disinfectants.
Our policy pertaining specifically to the Coronavirus remains aligned with guidance provided by local and national agencies (i.e. World Health Organization, CDC, International SOS, Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG) and local governmental organizations):
- In the unlikely event anyone tests positive for the coronavirus, notify the University immediately and self-quarantine until confirmed negative for the virus by a medical professional.
- Should any students be temporarily withdrawn from school as a result of illness and/or self-quarantine, every effort will be made to ease transition back to school after the self-quarantine period. During this period, students will have excused absences from school. Students should provide adequate documentation confirming the status of their illness.
- Please follow CDC and Department of State travel advisories that restrict non-essential travel. You may find the information for travel at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
If you have questions regarding coronavirus symptoms, prevention and treatment, consult these official resources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
We are being cautious; our focused team is consistently seeking out accurate information, and will remain in communication with you. Both on and off campus, please reinforce the CDC recommended best practices. Thank you for your cooperation in working together with us. Please click on the following link for further information from the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.Back To Blog