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University Update | March 7, 2020, 10 p.m.

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Fordham is canceling all on-campus events, effective Sunday, March 8.

The University is taking this step in light of Governor Cuomo’s declaration of a state of emergency in New York on Saturday, March 7, and the updated Coronavirus guidelines issued by the CDC on Friday, March 6.

Accordingly, University Convocation, scheduled for Sunday, March 8, is cancelled. The event will be rescheduled at a later date. Likewise, most on-campus athletic events are cancelled, including those run by outside organizations.

The 11 a.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m. Masses in the University Church on Sunday, March 8, will go on as scheduled this week, but subsequent Masses will be livestreamed on Fordham’s website with only the celebrants of the Mass physically present.

 Again, the spread of the coronavirus is a rapidly evolving situation, with multiple new cases being reported daily in the United States and New York State. Please see fordham.edu/coronavirus for detailed information on the University’s preparation and planning, including a Coronavirus FAQ.

Any student experiencing symptoms (which may be similar to the flu or common cold, and may include fever and coughing) should call (rather than visit) University Health Services (UHS) immediately:

Lincoln Center: (212) 636-7160

Rose Hill: (718) 817-4160

After business hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (718) 817-2222. Someone will be available to take your call at this number 24/7.

Faculty and staff should contact their health care provider.

Prevention is very important. Here are ways to stay healthy:

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.

Increase your fluid intake.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and face.

Keep home/personal spaces clean, disinfect common surfaces.

Avoid contact with sick people.

Cover your cough with tissue/paper towel or the crook of your elbow.

If you have not received an influenza (flu) vaccine this year, do get one as soon as possible.

If you are sick, please stay home and contact your medical provider.

Fordham custodial personnel continue to deep clean common areas and restrooms on an accelerated schedule.

In general, students, faculty, and staff should avoid nonessential international travel until advised otherwise by University administration.

For more information, visit:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page

If you have Fordham-specific questions please see the full contact list below.

Maureen Keown, MSN, Director

University Health Services

mkeown@fordham.edu

University Health Services     health@fordham.edu                Lincoln Center: (212) 636-7160

                                                                   Rose Hill: (718) 817-4160

Department of Public Safety  publicsafetyrh@fordham.edu  (718) 817-2222 Available 24/7

Dean of Student Services        gpappas@fordham.edu             (718) 817-4395

Dean of Students (RH)           deanrodgers@fordham.edu       (718) 817-4755

Dean of Students (LC)            deanofsalc@fordham.edu          (212) 636-6250

Residential Life (RH)             resliferh@fordham.edu                 (718) 817-3080

Residential Life (LC)             reslifelc@fordham.edu                   (212) 636-7100

For more general questions, please consult the Student Handbook as a guide to Fordham offices.

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