Infectious Disease

Situation What To Do First What To Do Next
Infectious Disease outbreak in NYC Look for instructions from the New School web site or call 212.229.7001 for instructions. New School will be receiving directives from NYC public health officials. Minimize non-essential exposure to others. Follow any directive which may include a change in class venue, class sessions on line, canceling group gatherings or public events, curtailing travel, evacuation of residence halls
Infectious Disease outbreak on campus Look for instructions from the New School web site or call 212.229.7001 for instructions. New School will be receiving directives from NYC public health officials. Minimize non-essential exposure to others. Follow any directive which may include a change in class venue, class sessions on line, canceling group gatherings or public events, curtailing travel, evacuation of residence halls
Infectious Disease – you or someone you were exposed to Call 911. Avoid non-essential exposure to others Follow any directive given by Emergency Medical Personnel

 

General Prevention Strategies

  • High risk individuals (age 65 &over, all people age 2 to 64 years with chronic medical conditions, all pregnant women, all out-of-home caregivers and household contacts of children under 6 months, all health care personnel with direct patient care) should receive an annual influenza vaccination beginning in October. Check with your health care provider for contraindications.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze
  • Stay home if you are sick with a fever and cough. Call Student Health Services for medical advice.
  • Wash hands with soap and water (for 20 seconds) or use an alcohol-based (alcohol content must be at least 60%) hand cleaner

Resources

  • Call 311 when you need access to non-emergency services or information about City government programs (TTY: 212.504.4115)
  • NYC.gov – This web site provides access to City resources, and up to date information about emergencies
  • www.cdc.gov – Center for Disease Control and Prevention web site which provides Information about health and safety
  • www.immunize.org – This web site provides up to date immunization information
  • www.who – The World Health Organization web site which provides access to world health information
 
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