High Risk Individuals

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Updated 3/14/2020

(March 14, 2020)  Accorning to recent guidance from the CDCWill open new browser window or tab, older adults and persons with serious chronic medical conditions including but not limited to heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are at a higher risk of getting very sick from exposure to COVID-19.

BPCC staff members deemed high risk and concerned about their work environment should speak to their supervisor and their respective Vice Chancellor to discuss options. A BPCC faculty member deemed high risk and concerned about continuing to lead any of the limited face-to-face classes should discuss this with their Dean and the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

As a reminder, there are actions that you can and should take to protect yourself and others. These are the same actions that can protect you from the flu or other respiratory illnesses. 

  • Seek immediate medical attention if you are experiencing fever, cough or having difficulty breathing. Stay home except when seeking medical care and avoid close contact with others. 
  • Always cover your mouth or nose with a tissue or shirtsleeves – not your hands – when coughing or sneezing. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Frequently wash your hands, especially after being in public places, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

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