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NYFA HEALTH ALERT UPDATE ON THE CORONAVIRUS - ALL NYFA CAMPUSES

Updated: January 27, 2020 at 4:22pm EST

Dear NYFA Students, Faculty and Staff,

The CDC is continuing to research the coronavirus and updating their public health advisories accordingly, taking into account the newest findings and discoveries.  

The immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is believed to be low at this time. Person-to-person transfer of the virus will, however, continue and cases of the virus will likely be confirmed in various international locations outside of Central China. To date, there are five confirmed 2019-n-CoV cases in the US (WA, CA, IL, AZ).

The incubation period for the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan is now believed to range between 1 and 14 days. Given this emerging information, NYFA is updating its health advisory accordingly.  

Individuals arriving to the US from Central China are strongly advised to monitor their health for at least 14 days from the day of their entry into the US. 

Individuals having visited Central China within the past two weeks are to seek immediate medical assistance at the first signs of symptoms- respiratory distress (cough, shortness of breath) and fever.  

NYFA students, faculty and staff can receive same day medical assessment/treatment at the following facilities located in close proximity to campuses in NY, LA and Miami:

New York: CityMD 24 Broad Street, NY NY 10005 tel. 646.647.1259
LA: Burbank Urgent Care 3413 Pacific Ave. #110, Burbank, CA 91505 tel.818.953.4408
Miami: Baptist Health Urgent Care 709 Alton Road Miami, FL 33139 tel.786.422.0184

NYFA continues to advise all students, faculty, and staff to adhere to the CDC general guidelines for good personal hygiene and prevention of the spread of illness. These guidelines are noted below:
  • 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.
  • Follow general precautions during the winter flu season by getting the flu vaccination and taking antiviral medication, if prescribed.
This health advisory and protocol will be revised as new information on the coronavirus becomes publically available. For more immediate CDC updates regarding the coronavirus and guidelines for response, please click on the link below:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html Please report concerns regarding your health and/or the health of other NYFA students, faculty or staff members to one of the following individuals, depending on the campus where they study or work:

Students:
Sandra Schein, Dean of Students, NY:  sandra.schein@nyfa.edu
Susan Ashe, Dean of Students, LA: susan.ashe@nyfa.edu
Maylen Dominguez, Campus Dean, SB:  maylen.dominguez@nyfa.edu

Faculty/Staff:
Pankti Shah, HR Director (LA):  pankti.shah@nyfa.edu
Domingo Morales, Associate HR Director (NY, SoBE):  domingo.morales@nyfa.edu
NYFA trusts that all members of its community will abide by these guidelines and do their part to ensure the health and wellness of our community. 

Sincerely,
NYFA Administration

Updated: January 27, 2020 at 4:22pm EST

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