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ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)


The health and safety of ESCC faculty, staff and students is our top priority. ESCC’s administration continues to monitor the situation closely and following guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

Remote delivery of classes will begin on Monday, March 23. Faculty will be contacting students with details.

Effective Tuesday, March 24, at 1:00 PM, all colleges services and operations will be conducted remotely via phone, email, or website.

In the event you need access to WiFi, there are many open WiFi hot spots on the Shore.

Here are answers to some other questions.

HOW DO I AVOID THE VIRUS?

We must all take precautions to prevent the spread of communicable diseases:

  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Cover your cough/sneeze with your elbow or a tissue
  • Wash hands regularly with soap for at least 20 seconds or use an 60% alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Don’t touch your nose, eyes or mouth
  • Practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of 10 or more people

WHAT IF I GET SICK?

Anyone exhibiting symptoms of a communicable disease is advised to self-quarantine for at least 14 days.

DOES IT HELP TO WEAR A MASK?

According to the VDH, masks decrease the risk of transmission for symptomatic people and their caregivers. However, widespread use isn’t recommended because we tend to touch our faces more often to adjust them.

WHAT IS THE COLLEGE DOING?

As part of our planning, we are coordinating our efforts with the Governor’s Office, the VCCS including the Chancellor and all presidents, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and the Virginia Department of Health.  In addition, we are following the CDC recommendations. 

WHAT CAN I DO?

Commercially available disinfectant wipes kill the virus, although it’s important to let the surface dry after you use them. If you share an office with others, use wipes to clean keyboards, desks, and phones before starting to work.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

CDC coronavirus website

Virginia Department of Health coronavirus website

VDH hotline: 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343)

Find your local Health Department

FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control

Frequently Asked Questions From Workers Regarding COVID-19