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COVID-19 Update

Lipscomb University Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 update and response.

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COVID-19 Update

Lipscomb Academy Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 update and response.

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How to Protect Yourself

  • Wash your hands with antibacterial soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay at 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.
  • Follow the CDC's guidance regarding travel and risk of exposure

 

In evaluating your risk levels and potential exposure, the CDC recommends the following: 

 

Risk Level

Exposure to sick contact with confirmed COVID-19 infection

Management if YOU do not have symptoms

High

Living in the same household as, being an intimate partner of, or providing care in a nonhealthcare setting (such as a home) for a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection without using recommended precautions for home care and home isolation

Quarantine (voluntary or under public health orders) in a location to be determined by public health authorities.

No public activities.

Daily active monitoring, if possible based on local priorities

Controlled travel

Medium

Close contact with a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19

-or-

On an aircraft, being seated within 6 feet (two meters) of a traveler with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection; this distance correlates approximately with 2 seats in each direction

-or-

Living in the same household as, an intimate partner of, or caring for a person in a nonhealthcare setting (such as a home) to a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection while consistently using recommended precautions for home care and home isolation

Recommendation to remain at home or in a comparable setting

Practice social distancing

Active monitoring as determined by local priorities

Recommendation to postpone long-distance travel on commercial conveyances

Low

Being in the same indoor environment (e.g., a classroom, a hospital waiting room) as a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time but not meeting the definition of close contact

No restriction on movement

Self-observation for new symptoms

No identifiable risk

Interactions with a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection that do not meet any of the high-, medium- or low-risk conditions above, such as walking by the person or being briefly in the same room.

No action needed