Campus Community Update
Dear Miles College Family,
Miles College is committed to the health and well-being of our entire campus community. Currently there are no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state of Alabama nor on the Miles College campus. We were made aware that two of our students recently attended a national conference where it was later confirmed that attendees at the conference tested positive for the virus. This conference, which has the acronym AIPAC, was attended by more than 18,000 people. The conference was not a school related trip.
All conference attendees received updates from AIPAC, that included the following statement: Based on our investigation thus far, in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDH), there is no identified risk to conference attendees at this time.
The College will continue to follow health safety protocols and communication efforts that follow the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control. We also will continue to work proactively with the Jefferson County Health Department and have been in consultation with their staff about taking all necessary precautions.
We will provide updates as needed regarding this situation. In the meantime, we strongly urge students and employees to follow CDC guidelines related to preventing the spread of any virus, including COVID-19.
Those guidelines include:
- Wash your hands thoroughly and often
- Stay at home if you feel sick
- Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 50% alcohol
- Cover your mouth when you cough
- Clean your cell phone
For regular updates about the Coronavirus and our response, please stay connected to www.miles.edu for more updates.