Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
- East Georgia State College COVID-19 Information Page
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coronavirus Page
- Georgia Department of Public Health’s Coronavirus Page
- ACHA Guidelines – Preparing for COVID-19, 3/3/2020 (PDF)
- Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education to Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) released by the CDC on March 2, 2020 (PDF)
- University System of Georgia’s Coronavirus Alert
- East Georgia State College’s Pandemic/Infectious Disease Response Plan (PDF)
- EGSC’s Pandemic/Infectious Disease Response Flip Chart (PDF)
- Georgia Department of Health – Coronavirus Information (PDF)
Flu Season Information
Mumps Virus Disease Information
Zika Virus Disease Information
Ebola Virus Information
Message from EGSC President Bob Boehmer – 2014
In view of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in West Africa, East Georgia State College is implementing a strategy to assure that the college is prepared and promptly responds in the event that any member of the college community is exposed to the Ebola virus. Also, this strategy is designed to provide a regular and open channel of communication with faculty, staff and students about this important issue.
First, I emphasize that the college is not aware of any student, faculty member, staff member or campus visitor with known exposure to the Ebola virus.
Secondly, I encourage any student, faculty member or staff member who at any time learns that they have had possible exposure to the Ebola virus or who has travelled outside the U.S. in the past 30 days to an area known to have been affected by the virus to contact Anna Marie Reich in the office of Counseling and Disability Services at 478-289-2039; and to contact their health-care provider or the emergency room immediately and inform them about the potential exposure and any symptoms.
Third, this webpage will be updated regularly as the college learns of any new developments or available resources. I encourage you to visit this webpage periodically.
Finally, if you have additional questions or concerns, please contact my office at 478-289-2027 or presidentFREEOMNIUPDATE. I am personally committed to providing the most up-to-date and useful information to our community.
The Ebola Virus
You are encouraged to contact the Director of Counseling and Disabilities Services at counselingFREEOMNIUPDATE or 478-289-2039 prior to your departure.
- Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Response Site – Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- National Institute of Health – U.S. National Library of Medicine – MedlinePlus – Ebola
- Facts About Ebola in the U.S. – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (PDF)
- Ebola Factsheet – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (PDF)
- What You Need to Know About Ebola – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (PDF)
- Advice for Colleges, Universities and Students about Ebola in West Africa – Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Ebola Resources and Literature – University of Minnesota: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)
- College Health Resources: Ebola – American College Health Association
- In-Depth Ebola Lecture Slideshow from the CDC (PDF)
East Georgia State College does not endorse or guarantee accuracy of any third-party resources.
Infection Prevention Information
Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
Cover Your Cough
Many respiratory diseases can be spread person-to-person by respiratory droplets. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing of coughing. If a tissue is not available, sneeze or cough into your sleeve to contain the droplets (don’t sneeze or cough into your hands.)
What Are Everyday Preventative Actions?
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
- If an outbreak of flu or other illness occurs, follow public health advice. This may include information about how to increase distance between people and other measures.
- If you begin to feel sick while at work, go home as soon as possible.