March 2, 2020
Important information regarding Coronavirus
With the recent news coverage of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (aka COVID-19), I want to assure you that the staff and administration at Triton College are monitoring ongoing information for the safety of our students and staff.
While there are no reported cases on our campus, there is now one reported case of Coronavirus in Suburban Cook County. Public health officials are working to identify and actively monitor individuals who were in contact with that individual in an effort to reduce the risk of further transmission. The state of Illinois also plans to ask the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to deploy a team for assistance.
We remind you that in order to prevent the spread of flu type communicable diseases, we continue to stress the importance of hand hygiene, covering coughs, and staying home when sick. Triton’s Operations and Maintenance staff will continue to be diligent with cleaning practices across campus. This includes daily sanitization of high-touch surfaces such as door handles, faucets, light switches, etc. Everyone is encouraged to take universal precautions, including frequent hand washing throughout the day.
Attached, please read a message from our Director of Triton's Health Services, Laura Hill, with information, resources and safety tips from the CDC.