February 27, 2020
The administration at Tallahassee Community College, the Florida College System and the Florida Department of Health are closely monitoring developments in the outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. The respiratory illness caused by the virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and continues to expand. There have been no known cases reported in Florida so far.
The Florida Department of Health is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the current outbreak of COVID-19 and is actively working to ensure that the most up-to-date CDC guidance is quickly and accurately disseminated. For the best available information regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html.
Symptoms may be flu-like, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
The health and safety of TCC's students, faculty, and staff are of paramount importance. We will continue to share reliable information as it becomes available.
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