StayHealthy@Guilford: COVID-19 Information
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Chair: Jermaine Thomas, Director of Public Safety
Suzanne Bartels, Director of Hege Library and Learning Technologies
Frank Boyd, former Provost and Academic Dean, current Professor of Political Science
Erin Brownlee Dell, Chief of Staff
Roger Degerman, Vice President of Marketing and Enrollment
Kyle Dell, Associate Academic Dean/Associate Professor of Political Science
Ben Durant, CFO and VP of Administration
Stephanie Flamini, Assistant Athletic Director/Senior Women's Administrator
Brett Hacker, Associate Vice President of Facilities Management
Shmeika King, Office Administrator
Abby Langston, Director of Marketing
Barbara Lawrence, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/Title IX Coordinator
Michele Malotky, Professor of Biology/Director of Public Health
Steve Mencarini, Dean of Students
Alfred Moore, Registrar
Alisa Quick, Director of Human Resources and Payroll
Ara Serjoie, Vice President for Advancement
Kathryn Shields, Associate Professor of Art/Associate Academic Dean
Jarrett Stull, Associate Vice President for Philanthropy
Gloria Thornton, Interim Director of IT&S
Kristie Wyatt, Assistant Director of Accessibility Resource Center
Guilford College recommends all members of our community get their information on COVID-19 from official public health organizations and health information sources. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is a reliable source of information that the College is using to respond to the challenges of the virus.
The CDC says that older adults and those with serious medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are at the greatest risk of experiencing serious illness from COVID-19. However, everyone should be diligent in following these best everyday health practices, as recommended by the CDC, to minimize the risk of contracting or spreading the virus, which include:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. See here for more on frequent and effective hand washing.
According to the CDC, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
- Shortness of breath
If you are experiencing these symptoms and believe you may have been exposed to the virus, you should contact a medical provider immediately.
Guilford College has been seeking information from official public health and government agencies on best practices associated with preparing our campus for disruptions associated with the virus. Officials from Guilford have been partnering with official local public health professionals, attending meetings to coordinate efforts, and sharing information on our own Task Force.
The COVID-19 Task Force is working with partners in Hege Library, IT&S, and Faculty Development to support the continuity of instruction in light of possible disruptions and restrictions associated with the virus.
At Guilford College, diversity and inclusion is grounded in our core values. Guilford’s perspective on diversity is broad-based that requires affirming and emphasizing the identity and experiences of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, and encompassing race, religion and spirituality, age, class, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sex and sexual orientation, immigration status and national origin.As a community, we join with the efforts of those around the world that seek to challenge any personal or institutional bias, racism or xenophobia associated with the virus.
Guilford College supports any member of our community in reporting any bias incident using this resource. Additional support and programming is available through the Intercultural Engagement Center at Guilford College. Please also consult this CDC resource for preventing any stigma associated with the virus.