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March 4 Coronavirus update: Action required
Dear students, faculty, and staff,
The College’s Crisis Management Team met again this morning to review and refresh our existing pandemic plans in case a coronavirus(COVID-19) outbreak should occur in the weeks and months ahead.
If you have not already done so, please submit your spring travel plans through an online form (click here). We are pleased that more than 500 submissions have been received since Tuesday, but we want to have the most complete view of imminent travel away from campus in order to inform our future safety plans.
Should you or someone in your care present symptoms consistent with coronavirus, please know that medical professionals are advising the patient to NOT travel to an emergency department or urgent care facility. Rather the patient and/or caretaker should first contact a primary care provider by telephone to review symptoms and be triaged accordingly. For students without a primary care provider, they may contact the College’s Health and Wellness Center at (847) 735-5240 (Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm over Spring Break). Following this procedure will help contain any pandemic outbreak, including the need to potentially quarantine important emergency care workers.
The Crisis Management Team will continue to meet over the Spring Break period and will communicate to the campus community, as needed.
Please know that this message, along with other coronavirus-related information can be referenced at any time by going towww.lakeforest.edu/coronavirus. We continue to welcome students to share that webpage with your families.
Wishing you a safe Spring Break.
Andrea B. Conner
Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Lake Forest College
555 North Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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