The health and safety of Southern Crescent Technical College’s (SCTC) students, faculty, and staff is our first priority. Yesterday, a member of the SCTC community self-reported symptoms and testing for COVID-19. This person is self-quarantined pending test results. This person was last on the Flint River and Griffin Campuses on March 18, 2020, with no evidence of visiting any other campus locations.
The overall risk of COVID-19 to students, faculty, and staff at SCTC remains low. Health officials are taking precautionary measures to quickly identify cases of COVID-19, take appropriate public health action to reduce its spread, and protect the general public in identifying potential contacts.
As a reminder, the best prevention measures for any respiratory virus, including COVID-19, are:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm 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.
The College continues to thoroughly clean and disinfect all locations. Should the need arise, we will provide additional guidance. In the meantime, you are advised to watch for signs and symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and to contact your primary care physician if you experience any signs and symptoms. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room, or urgent care center. For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19, visit dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.
For updates on how Southern Crescent Technical College is responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit www.sctech.edu/covid-19/.