Most airlines have been taking many precautions to make air travel as safe as possible. Symptoms are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, runny nose and difficulty breathing. Enjoy your time offOne thing the pandemic has taught us is that time with family and friends is precious. No institution-related travel, such as study abroad or other academic program visits, to China will be authorized or approved by the university. Sun Devils, if you live on campus, you are welcome to stay with us during winter break. Because we know that the age demographic of our students means that they are almost always asymptomatic, we knew that ongoing testing needed to be a part of our management strategy to be able to truly understand what is happening with the virus within the ASU community. As you are aware, the impacts of COVID-19 are ongoing, and ASU understands that you may need continued flexibility on where and how you will attend classes in spring. Carry alcohol-based hand sanitizer and use it when you cannot wash your hands. Prior to the start of classes in January, students in on-campus housing will be required to take a COVID-19 test through ASU’s Arizona Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory. I understand the desire to share this special occasion with classmates, family and friends. We currently have testing blitzes taking place across our campuses — not because there are outbreaks, but to prevent them and manage them if they occur. If personal circumstances have created a different economic environment, we encourage students to visit the special site set up by ASU’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Services for additional guidance. Coronavirus FAQs 2020-21 details ASU's COVID-19 Management Strategy & Data. That commitment is reflected in those who enroll at ASU and in the success they enjoy as a result of the experience. PHOENIX — Arizona State University officials sent out a second update on Monday after a confirmed case of coronavirus within the ASU community.. Do not use a handkerchief. Establish flexible work schedules for staff where possible to reduce the number of people working near one another at the same time. ASU is deeply connected and committed to Washington, D.C., and its people. We are increasing our required random testing to 25% of on-campus students each week, and 25% of employees each week. So enjoy being near the ones closest to you, and do your best to keep them and yourself safe. We announced on June 5 that we planned to begin classes on Aug. 20, offering courses in a variety of learning environments — including in-person and via ASU Sync — to accommodate students’ needs depending on location or circumstance as a result of COVID-19. We have also cancelled all spring 2020 study abroad programs in Italy and South Korea. Coronavirus symptoms may include difficulty breathing, fever, muscle or body aches, sore throat and cough, fatigue and headaches. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China that is known to cause mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. But the virus is not going away anytime soon, and we must stay vigilant in our efforts to manage it. Conditions on the Arizona State University campus remain unchanged by the shift in the WHO designation. We have a no-visitor policy in our residence halls — this includes students who live in other residence halls. Per CDC guidelines, a 14-day self-isolation period is required for ALL travelers – faculty, students, staff, affiliates and visitors – traveling from Level 2 or 3 countries. Public health officials are advising residents that flu and other respiratory diseases are circulating in the community, and are recommending everyone get a flu shot and follow basic prevention guidelines. At ASU, we believe it is our duty and our responsibility to continue to provide high-quality education to every qualified student who is willing to work for it. We know many will be traveling home for the holiday, and it may be easier in the middle of a pandemic to simply stay home with family. We will also continue sharing details of what is happening with the virus on our campuses and in the community at our COVID-19 Management webpage, which is updated every Monday and Thursday evening. We also know that students may be dealing with other experiences and expenses as they navigate the way through this global crisis. Students who have an active housing license agreement for the academic year can remain in their residential community throughout the break. Download Full Image Today also marked the first instance of a person-to-person spread of the new coronavirus in the United States, which CDC experts have expected. Many of you have already RSVP’d for graduation ceremonies, and I encourage all of you to do so. Implement reasonable social distancing practices to reduce the close contact in the workplace. However, Dr. Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also indicated today that based on what they know, the CDC assessment remains that the immediate risk to the American public is low. This should take about 10 seconds to complete each day and is a critical tool in managing the health and wellness of the ASU community. ASU Sync can be used simultaneously with in-person instruction to accommodate students in different circumstances and enable physical distancing in classrooms or as stand-alone technology. Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has the most up-to-date information about the status of the Novel Coronavirus in the US. ASU COVID-19 Update: March 18, 2020. COVID-19 vaccine Hundreds of ASU employees have been included in the state’s Phase 1A COVID-19 vaccine plan, including those working in COVID-19 health care or testing laboratory support roles. The ASU has written to Jetstar seeking a meeting to discuss member’s concerns. You can sign up for a test here. Public health officials re recommending everyone get a flu shot and follow basic prevention guidelines: The World Health Organization today declared the new coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Public health is working with those exposed to get testing by the CDC. Ideas under review include virtual museum tours, book clubs, boot camps for students preparing for advanced study in law and medicine, game nights, poetry series, community service projects and esports. All faculty, staff and students are required to continue to comply with public health requirements. Maricopa County Department of Health/Arizona State University FAQs update. Avoid large group activities. You can schedule a flu shot appointment here. Mark S. SearleExecutive vice presidentand university provostArizona State UniversityMorgan R. OlsenExecutive vice president,treasurer and CFOArizona State UniversityPosted: Aug. 11, 2020, at 4:51 p.m. Cancellation fees that cannot be avoided will be reimbursed. The university remains open and classes are not cancelled. Currently, no commercial testing is available and there is no vaccine. Events are proceeding where they can follow current university safety guidelines, either online or in-person. These include Arizona students in the College Attainment Grant program and the President Barack Obama Scholars program, which help remove family resources as a barrier to higher education. There are three ways to complete the daily health check: the ASU Mobile App, the ASU health check webpage or by phone at 844-448-0031. Those considered at risk for contracting the virus are individuals with travel to Wuhan, China, or individuals in close contact with a person infected with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. We have a shared responsibility to keep each other healthy. As a result, all ASU operations including classes, events and activities will continue as normal. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. I encourage you tap into the same resourcefulness that has guided your journey to earn a degree at ASU. As we have witnessed during the past several months, the best approach to keep schools and businesses open is for everyone to take precautions against COVID-19. More information and regular updates can be found here or at the Maricopa County site. Any employees whose regular work can only be done on site, as determined by their vice president/dean, but is not critical in the present situation, would continue in pay status until otherwise informed. If you are a student, please contact ASU Health Services at 480-965-3349, and a provider will give additional guidance. I walk the campus every day and talk to students who are here attending classes with us and employees who keep this place going. $2.5 million will be used to help about 1,000 new students with demonstrated financial need whose ability to enroll might otherwise be disrupted by the pandemic. Let's have a successful spring semester. Mark SearleExecutive vice president and university provost. ASU News: President Crow on COVID-19 Update. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms in collaboration with public health and the university. ASU developed a saliva-based COVID-19 test, a fast, efficient and simple tool that is a critically important part of our virus management.Students are required to provide proof of a negative test before moving into our residence halls. WATCH LIVE: Arizona State University is providing an update on coronavirus testing and recent data trends in Arizona. Classrooms have received significant technology upgrades to accommodate learning through ASU Sync; faculty are being trained on best practices to support hybrid learning environments; appropriate distancing in classrooms and office spaces has been implemented; enhanced cleaning protocols will be adhered to; PPE, cleaning supplies and COVID-19 testing have been and will continue to be available for students and employees at no charge; and all students and employees are required to participate in and adhere to the protocols set forth in our Community of Care training designed to support a healthy learning and working environment for everyone. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs. MCDPH and ADHS are currently investigating to identify any close contacts that may have been exposed while the person was infectious. If employees have essential personal items at an ASU office that they need to collect or if they need any equipment (computer, Wi-Fi access, printer, etc.) Funding COVID-19 testing, research and contact tracing. We do not anticipate significant changes for ASU as a result of the governor’s order. Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at ASU at this time, we know that many members of the ASU community have been traveling this week during spring break to parts of the country and world where there may be community spread of COVID-19. At this time, faculty accommodations will continue unchanged in spring 2021 but are subject to change as the COVID-19 situation evolves. For more about ASU’s exposure management, please see the following questions in our coronavirus FAQ: I hope you are doing well with your fall semester classes and that you and your family are healthy. The risk to individuals is dependent on exposure. Following are the details of our plans to disburse the $31.7 million in direct student support. Effective immediately at Arizona State University, face coverings will be required for all employees, students and visitors while in buildings. Now, and later if you choose to do so. Sincerely,Michael M. CrowPresidentArizona State University, Educational Outreach and Student Services, Public Service and Among these costs are expenditures for public health and safety employees, isolation and quarantine management, student COVID-19 testing, and IT enhancements and the transition to ASU Sync, the university’s technology-enabled flexible learning modality. High-risk areas are defined as the following: Any air travel regardless if domestic or international; Travel by any means to Washington state, New York City, California, Florida or London. To reach ASU Health Services on the Tempe campus:Phone: 480-965-3349, For Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic and West Campus:https://eoss.asu.edu/health/contact, After hours medical adviceCall 480-965-3349. Our plan remains as such today. Get tested prior to your departure for Thanksgiving in order to know your health status ahead of any travel. If you are experiencing increased anxiety or stress related to concerns for family or friends, please contact ASU Counseling Services at 480-965-6146 to speak with a counselor. Because the immediate risk to the general public from coronavirus at this time is believed to be low, classes are in session and the university is open for business. Instructional modalities for the spring 2021 semester are also subject to change depending on COVID-19 circumstances. Arizona is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. Looking ahead, I know that you have questions about how ASU is preparing for the fall semester. Public health officials have not yet made this a requirement for public institutions. ASU is a tight-knit community with a shared sense of purpose, and our success is tied to one another. While connecting with family and friends during the break, remember the importance of wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distancing. It is recommended that you download the ASU app if you don’t have it already; the self-screening portion of the app is expected to be available Aug. 7. That is why we have invented testing technology, built health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. With new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arizona Department of Health Services, ASU has made the decision to extend online classes through the end of the spring semester. We will continue to make testing available at no charge for any student who needs or wants a test outside of the ongoing testing protocol described above. It’s also likely that person-to-person spread will continue to occur, including in the United States.”. If you do not have your automatic download setting on, you will need to do a manual update to the ASU app on Aug. 7 to begin accessing the daily symptom self-screening. All other international travel will require an explanation as to the essential nature of the travel and must be approved by the dean and provost or executive vice president/chief financial officer. Disinfect frequently touched objects using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe, Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with those who are sick. ASU Students. About $1 million of this money will be set aside for students who come forward with basic unmet needs. Get a flu shot – it’s not too late! Working together, we can better care for one another, and our actions will help to keep our community healthier and stronger.Michael M. CrowASU president. If you are symptomatic or need a COVID-19 test, you can schedule an appointment for saliva-based testing and/or a telehealth visit through the ASU Health Services patient portal. Currently, no commercial testing is available and there is no vaccine. This testing protocol will enhance ASU’s ability to manage COVID-19 and mitigate potential spread.ASU will also continue to make testing available at no charge for any student or employee who needs or wants a test outside of the ongoing testing protocol described above. We are in new territory. Happy New Year and welcome to the start of the spring 2021 semester. I would like to thank Gov. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty. The Daily Health Check also offers quick access to services such as COVID-19 testing sites, telehealth services and the Mayo Clinic Information Library. ASU update on Coronavirus It has now been confirmed that a passenger travelling on Tiger Australia flight TT566 from Melbourne to the Gold Coast has tested positive for Coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance for quarantine after exposure, shortening the period to 10 days (from 14 days) if no symptoms are reported during quarantine. There is no risk of COVID-19 to the community from this individual and we encourage his friends, family and the community to support him as he transitions back to his everyday activities. A message from President Crow: Welcome to spring 2021. Anyone with concerns about their health or symptoms they are experiencing can call ASU Health Services at 480-965-3349. This is also responsive to the request ASU received earlier this week from the business community urging Greater Phoenix Leadership members, including the state’s universities, to encourage wearing masks in public settings because “it is incredibly important that we do our part to slow the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.” GPL supported its request with information from a group of 14 health care and bioscience leaders in the state of Arizona who said: “As the Arizona economy begins to reopen, our health risk will increase. We ask that you please take a moment to review this update. ASU members working for most major Australian airlines should have procedures in place to contain outbreaks such as Coronavirus. We will continue to update the ASU community as developments occur. Appropriate physical distancing measures are followed in the classroom. It offers the benefits of face-to-face instruction in an interactive group learning environment. 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