Coronavirus Update

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:11am

Colleagues,

Yesterday Kris Bliss, Interim Associate Dean of the Red Mountain Campus, shared the announcement below with Red Mountain employees regarding a student who may have come into peripheral contact with someone potentially diagnosed with Covid 19.

Red Mountain community -

I was notified of a student who may have come into peripheral contact with someone potentially diagnosed with Covid 19. As we know washing hands and frequent cleaning of hard surfaces is a good way to prevent the spread of this virus. Out of an abundance of caution, the classroom attended by the student was cleaned.

Please see this link to a video on AZCentral as well as this link to FAQ’s from the Maricopa County Health Department for more information on prevention and answers to commonly asked questions.

Again I’d like to reiterate the contact was peripheral and the student has not been diagnosed with Covid 19. The classroom cleaning was done as a precaution. We are actively monitoring the student’s situation and will provide updates as the situation dictates.

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Please know that our leadership teams at both the college and district level continue to monitor information about Covid 19 (Coronavirus), utilizing resources provided by the CDC, State of Arizona, and Maricopa County health departments. The MCC website has a link to the District webpage regarding Coronavirus, and we will be updating available resources.

Recommended preventative measures are outlined in the attached flyer, which has been placed in employee and student restrooms, kitchen areas, lounges, on bulletin boards, and areas of congregation. If you see an area that still needs a flyer, please print one and place it in that area.

Thank you for supporting a healthy community. While there is heightened awareness about Covid-19, reports continue to state that the risk for Covid-19 remains very low in the United States.

Lori

Coronavirus - Stop the Spread Flyer.pdf