The University’s constant top priority is our community’s health and well-being.
As with all public health matters, Adelphi continues to abide by all state and local public health requirements and our Health and Wellness team develops policies, procedures, and decisions based on the most current scientific data and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. We continue to monitor COVID-19 and take all necessary steps to help prevent its spread in our community.
In addition to the coronavirus pandemic, we are carefully monitoring the evolving monkeypox outbreak. We are prepared to adapt as needed to any changes in the public health landscape and official guidance from the department of health. Presently, Adelphi has no plans to move academic activities to a virtual format.
According to current CDC guidance, the transmission of monkeypox requires close contact with an infected individual, animal, body fluids, secretions, or a contaminated surface. As the University continues a robust cleaning schedule in response to the current public health situation, our health experts strongly encourage you to continue following the recommendations for personal hygiene and protective practices which are proven highly effective in preventing the spread of viruses:
- thorough and frequent hand-washing
- self-monitoring for symptoms
- avoiding close contact with individuals who may be sick
- not attending class or work if you are sick
- review the CDC’s recommended prevention steps for minimizing exposure to monkeypox
Additionally, while we acknowledge the general fatigue people are feeling about regular mask-wearing, we recommend continued mask usage in crowded public places and at large gatherings to minimize potential contact with someone’s respiratory droplets.
You can read more about monkeypox on the CDC website. If you are feeling ill or if you need additional guidance about the best way to protect yourself, please also feel free to reach out to our health care team in Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516.877.6000.