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Extended Executive Order, Notification Updates April 3

Extended Executive Order, Notification Updates April 3

 

Subject: Extended Stay at Home Order, Community Notification Reminder

 

Dear DePauw faculty, staff and students,

As of this afternoon, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has extended the stay at home order for the State of Indiana due to the virus that causes COVID-19. The executive order is extended for two more weeks through April 21. Holcomb has also extended Indiana’s public health emergency declaration through May 1.

We are continuing our suspension of all on-campus operations with the exception of those that are essential and cannot be conducted remotely until further notice. Those identified as essential on-campus employees have already been notified. We will continue to provide student services and work remotely. Please check departmental websites for information regarding offerings.

Community Notification Updates
We wanted to also detail changes in how we will report cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 to the community.

As stated in previous emails, after today’s date, it will no longer be medically necessary to send broadcast emails to students who are no longer living on campus for any positive cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. Those students who are still on campus as well as all faculty and staff listed as essential on-campus employees may still receive alert updates regarding on-campus cases. We will continue to update our Community Notifications page with the known number of reported cases.

Reporting Your Testing
Even if you do not usually get medical care at DePauw Health, please let us know if you are being tested or if you tested positive for COVID-19. Send an email to our secure account at depauwiss@hendricks.org or call DePauw Health at 765-658-4555. If you learn about a community member who has tested positive, please encourage them to self-report in this way as well.

Health Precautions
We’d like to take this time to remind you to practice proper social distancing and follow recommended health guidelines including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place; using the restroom; after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; and, before eating.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick or symptomatic.
  • 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.
  • Hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol is effective to prevent transmission of the virus.

If you have a fever above 100.4oF/38oC, a cough, or experience shortness of breath, contact your primary care physician for a health assessment and please follow their instructions.

Sincerely,

The Critical Incident Management Team