A Message From President Thompson
Dear Randall University Community-Moore Campus, I have been consulting with my Administrative Team on how we, as an institution, should prepare in preventative,
containment, and management measures of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty are of utmost importance. Therefore, in this statement, I am sharing safety precautions we will carry forth at Randall University-Moore Campus. Please note these actions are consistent with those that have been advised and/or set forth by state and federal officials.
Currently, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that individuals exposed to the virus may develop symptoms within 2-14 days. The symptoms include – fever 100.0 degrees or higher, shortness of breath, and cough. For more information, please access the CDC website, which is updated daily: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
Per the CDC, virus contraction is mainly through person-to-person contact via respiratory droplets but, “it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.” As a result, we have increased the frequency of our cleaning and disinfectant practices within our university.
If any of our Randall University Moore Campus community members have recently traveled or intends to travel to internationally, especially during Spring Break (March 16-20, 2020) then those individuals shall contact Jody Blackwell, Dean of Students, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 405-912-9463. In addition, any travel to Level 2 or Level 3 countries is prohibited and will result in an immediate 14 day quarantine prior to returning to our Moore campus. For the updated list of Level 2 and Level 3 countries, as determined by the CDC, please go to the following website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.
Per the CDC, Steps for returning travelers from Level 2 or Level 3 countries:
1. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
2. Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period. Discuss your work situation with university administrators before returning to work or school.
3. Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
4. Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activity in public.
5. Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet).
If you have been exposed to COVID-19, contact the Cleveland County Health Department at (405) 794-1591, and your physician. As always, please continue to wash your hands frequently, keep your hands away from your face, do not share drinks, and be careful when using water fountains in public places.
Thank you for your continued efforts to keep our community safe. We will send additional information as it is available and needed.
President Robert G. Thompson