CDC Updates Guidelines, WHO Affirms Corona Virus Exposure Must Continue to Test All – World Health Organization ( WHO) affirms that the person exposed to someone is positive corona virus, still have to do your.

WHO emphasizes, both people who show symptoms of illness, such as cough, flu or fever, or those who do not show symptoms or are asymptomatic.

This was followed by the update guidelines Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC) United States, linked testing which there is no need to do when people might be exposed to Covid-19 from positive people.

As reported CNN, Wednesday (26/8/2020), change CDC guidelines it is thought to confuse doctors.

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Because, in the Covid-19 testing guidelines, the CDC said a few people without symptoms may not need to be tested, if they have been in close contact with someone who is infected with the virus.

ER doctor and professor of public health at George Washington University, Dr Leana Wen, said the changes to testing guidelines submitted by the CDC did not make sense.

AFP A Covid-19 test is needed to make sure someone has the corona virus or not

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“It is precisely these (people who are suspected of being exposed to Covid-19) who should be tested,” said Dr Wen.

These changes to guidelines, according to a senior federal health official, are the result of pressure from the administration of US President Donald Trump.

Regarding coronavirus testing guidelines, the CDC website previously wrote that testing is recommended for all close contact of people with viral infections SARS-CoV-2. Due to the potential for asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission that may occur.

However, on Monday, the guidelines were updated, stating that if a person has close contact with a distance of 1.5-2 meters with someone who is infected with Covid-19, for at least 15 minutes but has no symptoms, there is no need for testing.

Illustration of a corona virus testSHUTTERSTOCK Illustration of a corona virus test

Unless a vulnerable person or health care provider, or local public health official recommends getting tested.

In response to this, the WHO Covid-19 technical leader, Maria Van Kerkhove did not mention the specific US situation, as reported from Science Alert quoted from AFP, Friday (28/8/2020).

WHO has recommended that if there is contact with someone who is confirmed positive for Covid-19, then if possible a test is carried out, regardless of the development of symptoms experienced.

“We know that people who have symptoms can be contagious, and we know that people who don’t have symptoms can also transmit the virus,” explained Van Kerkhove.

Also read: WHO: The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Easier to Manage Than the Spanish Flu

Guidelines The handling of this global pandemic by WHO has been developed, and has delegated the authority for testing strategies to each country.

Data on positive cases of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the world based on Worldometer currently has reached more than 24.6 million cases, with a death rate of 835,679 cases.

Van Kerkhove said the focus of Covid-19 testing is on those who experience symptoms, especially when investigating groups of cases, so testing may need to be expanded.

“Most importantly, the test is used as an opportunity to find active cases, so that they can be isolated and can also be done contact tracing. This is very important to break the chain of transmission (corona virus transmission), “he explained.


On September 14 everyone at school: here are the new guidelines of the ministry

After the meeting between State and Regions, the rules for the new school year change – Favorite /CorriereTv

After the rejection by Regions and Municipalities and the protests of parents, the guidelines for returning to school change. Official the date of September 14th for the first ringing of the bell. Among the main changes, the additional billion of resources snatched from the governors and supported by Minister Azzolina for the enhancement of teaching staff. This figure adds up to the billion and a half already allocated in the Relaunch Decree. After the standoff with the principals, the management of autonomy also changes. It will be the central government to take responsibility for the reopening of school directors. The proposal of the classes in the middle has been discarded: they will all return to class, unlike what was initially asked by the Ministry. The criterion for distancing also changes: the MIUR introduces that of the “mouth rhymes” that is, the distance between the mouths of the pupils must not be less than one meter. Instead, the extension of the school week to Saturday remains confirmed. The mask node, on the other hand, will be dissolved by the expert committees of each Region in September, always based on the number of infections. The space in the school buildings to guarantee social distancing will be monitored through the so-called “dashboard”. A registry updated at provincial level to register the available classrooms.


“School, too much confusion”, the Regions against the minister Jay, now the guidelines change

Governors, parents, teachers, trade unions, political: all against the guidelines of the minister Lucy Jay for the reopening of school in September: “There is too much confusion”. And in the night, in the course of a technical meeting, should be changed the mode to go between the benches: measures of distance, turns, autonomy, the role of principals.

The school, the headmaster Rusconi: “The minister Jay download responsibility, there will be problems with spaces”

The school, the students of Rome: “we are used to teaching at a distance, but let us get back into the classroom”

And’ as agreed ‘ Wednesday evening, last night in a meeting of three ministers (Jay, Francesco Boccia, FRoberto Hope) with the regions (Stefano Bonaccini, Attilio Fontana, Massimiliano Fedriga): this summit has sealed the relationship between the parties, after the words of Bonaccini (“the guidelines shared, not imposed”), while the minister of regional Affairs has called for “a work of strong collaboration, as was done during the emergency Covid-19”.

In the afternoon, in the videoconference, the holder of the Statement has set out the new guidelines to the general managers, regional staff of the ministry and the representatives of the national unions while already assembled the protest from parents and teachers. According to the guidelines, that may now change, elementary schools, middle and secondary will be able to re-open its doors on the basis of the flexibility, time, and organizational devolved to individual schools gathered around the regional tables, based in regional education offices of the ministry of lstruzione, with the participation of the subjects and the professionals involved in the educational system.

The draft of Jay, provides for a reduction-the break-up of classes too numerous, in most learning groups. The composition-decomposition of classes in learning groups according to related subjects. Riarticolazione of the inputs and outputs in shifts differentiated, also by varying the application of the solutions in relation to the age of pupils and students in different grades at school. For the secondary school level, the possibility is given to the schools of the didactic activity in presence, but also teaching digital integrated, that is, remotely, where, however, the technological opportunities, the age and skills of the students may permit. The aggregation of disciplines in the areas and subject areas, where not already provided for by the recent innovations normative. More will be expected for the middle and high school students the possibility to attend on Saturday.

The criticism from the world of the school involved relate to the fact that there would not be any conditions in order to implement this plan. “We need to reduce pupils per class and therefore have more teachers available,” says Pine Turi, the national secretary of the Uil school, present at the meeting with the minister, “the more collaborators school for the sanitation necessary, the health centers that they can intervene if and when they occur the outbreaks”.

The Jay would be committed to find more resources because it is his intention to re-open the schools in September in order to set in action the student population. “It is not acceptable that the state will surrender its prerogatives to the private to deputise for the lack of teaching activities”, says Turi. This is because in the guidelines it refers to the use of volunteer staff of the so-called third sector.

“There is a cronoprogramna definitive and certain resources. Questions about the school time is reduced, the openings of the split, the plexuses overcrowded have not found any answer,” said Maddalena Gissi, secretary general of the Cisl School.

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Why does California have low COVID-19 numbers in the US drama? – Telemundo 52

LOS ANGELES – Early confinement and other prevention measures promoted by the state government have allowed California, with more than 40 million inhabitants and some 300 deaths from COVID-19, to become an example of how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in United States.

So far, the nation’s largest metropolis, Los Angeles, with more than 10 million citizens, has recorded fewer than 6,000 cases and 132 deaths, far from New York City, which has 8 and a half million inhabitants. and it has confirmed some 130,000 infections and more than 4,000 deaths.

“California has been doing quite well in the COVID-19 pandemic, with a relatively low number of infected per 100,000 people and a low death rate,” said Professor Karin Michels, head of the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).


California Governor Gavin Newsom was one of the first in the country to enact relatively strict confinement, allowing only “essential” activities such as going to the grocery store and pharmacy, and exercising respect for safety distances between people.

In contrast, eight states – Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming – have not mandated their residents to stay home.

“The governor issued ‘home security’ and ‘shelter’ orders relatively quickly. Universities like UCLA and other large employers closed even earlier and sent people to work, teach and study from home,” said Michels, who has extensive experience in disease prevention, public health and statistical methods.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, California schools may continue to be closed until the end of August.

Newsom also took the initiative to decree the closure of schools, which will remain closed until next year, as a preventive measure; in asking President Donald Trump to send a hospital ship to Los Angeles to support local hospitals before it reached a hypothetical peak in the number of cases, which has not yet occurred; and in closing the state’s beaches and parks.

Another point that seems to have helped so far in the exceptional case of California against COVID-19, according to experts, is the low population density of the state, which reduces the possibility of contagion and allows better compliance with the rules of social distancing.

 Despite having a large population, Californians do not live in
as dense as New Yorkers. Cities spread with
Few skyscrapers: Relative to other states, many more people in
 California lives in houses, not in apartment buildings or buildings
high, “summarizes Michels, who is based on data from a study of his


California has had a much lower per capita death rate than most of the nation’s largest states, with the exception of Texas.

“The state has a low average age and a high
density of healthcare facilities, which may have contributed to
 the low mortality rate, “explained Michels.

According to a recent study published in The Lancet, the mortality rate among those infected with 20 years of age is 0.03%, while for those 70 years of age it is 8.6%.

Cautious tone

 Californian authorities have projected alarming numbers in the
recent weeks, although so far those estimates have not been

Newsom himself foresaw two weeks ago that more than half the state’s population, or about 25 million people, would become infected, so he begged its residents to follow the guidelines to the letter.

For his part, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, did not hesitate to forecast that the city “would follow in the footsteps of New York” in number of cases, a catastrophic scenario that is still far away.

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The United States on Monday exceeded 10,000 deaths from coronavirus, with 10,335 and almost 350,000 infected, making it the third country with the most deaths after Italy and Spain, according to the count of the Center for Systems, Science and Engineering (CSSE) from Johns Hopkins University (Maryland).

The new data is known after this Sunday
President Donald Trump, during his usual daily press conference,
make sure “this will probably be the hardest week, between this
week and next, and there will be a lot of death. ”

The state of New York, the great epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, accumulates with these latest figures a total of 4,758 deaths and 130,689 confirmed cases of COVID-19, compared to just over 122,000 that it had a day earlier.


Donald Trump wants to loosen corona measures in three phases

Washington US President Donald Trump wants to use three new phases to guide the US back to normality in the corona crisis and gradually reopen the economy. A nationwide closure could not be a long-term solution, Trump said Thursday night (local time) at the White House. 30 percent of the country had not reported any new coronavirus cases in the past seven days.

Trump’s plan provides for a major return to normality in three phases when certain criteria are met in states or regions in the United States. The guidelines do not contain a precise schedule.

Instead, states or regions should meet a number of requirements before entering each of the three phases. For example, before each new phase, the number of detected coronavirus infections is said to have decreased over a 14-day period.

According to the guidelines that Trump previously introduced to the state governors and that were published by the US broadcaster CNN, the states themselves should be responsible for sufficient testing capacities. Trump’s government has come under fire for lack of testing.

“We are opening one cautious step after another,” Trump said. He stressed that state governors were left to implement the guidelines. If they decide that stricter protective measures are still necessary, “we will allow them”. Trump rowed back.

On Monday, the president said he had “all-encompassing power” on the reopening of America. Trump’s response to statements by governors from several US states who previously said they would coordinate with each other to lift the restrictions they imposed.

On Wednesday, Trump said that he wanted to work with the state governors, but also take action against their measures if necessary. “We have the right to do whatever we want. But we wouldn’t want to do that. “

On the way to normal in three phases

According to the CNN report, the previous guidelines, which expire at the end of the month, will be reflected in a first phase only loosened slightly. Crowds of more than ten people should continue to be avoided.

Those who can work from home should continue to do so. Wherever possible, workers should gradually return to their jobs.

Schools that are currently closed should remain closed. Restaurants, cinemas and places of worship should only open if a safe distance between visitors can be guaranteed.

In the second phase Workers should continue to be encouraged to work from home. In companies, common areas where people come together should remain closed.

Visits to retirement homes and hospitals should continue to be prohibited. Travel that is not essential should be possible again. Schools should open again.

In the third phase Should employees return to their jobs without restrictions, then visits to retirement homes and hospitals should also be permitted.

Endangered population groups should continue to keep their distance from other people. People who are not in these groups should consider spending as little time in crowds as possible.

The guidelines are titled “Opening Up America Again”. This is an allusion to Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”. US presidential elections are scheduled for November.

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NHL pushes back the chronology on the potential recovery of the season – NBC Los Angeles

Don’t count on hockey being played early.

NHL has significantly scaled back its timeline to when it can potentially resume playing for several weeks, if not a month or more, following the new coronavirus pandemic.

The league and the NHL Players’ Association told players on Monday that they can return home – even outside of North America – and must self-isolate until March 27 while the season is pending. But the NHL also warned that it will not be able to give indications of the potential reopening of team practices for another 45 days, which could push any potential return to play in May.

The new directives follow the CDC’s recommendation for gatherings of 50 or more people in the United States for the next eight weeks. NHL said that “depending on world developments”, consideration will be given to reopening facilities after the end of the self-quarantine period in late March, but practices for the 31 teams would not occur at the end of April – soon.

“I think in light of the CDC’s recommendations, it’s hard to predict that we’re looking at many events here in March or even April, in my opinion,” said NHL player agent Jay Grossman.

This is a big move from Friday, when the league gave players the opportunity to return to the team’s facilities and train and skate in small groups.

The latest decision leaves open questions about whether NHL can complete its regular season, which was suspended Thursday with 189 games left, and whether it might be necessary to change its playoff format to prevent the postseason from going into the summer months. .

Last week, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said he remained optimistic about the resumption of the game and the concession of the Stanley Cup, which has been delivered every year since 1893 except for 1919 due to the Spanish flu epidemic and the 2005 when a blockade canceled the whole season.

Although NHL followed the NHB’s lead in suspending its season, Bettman declined to set a time frame on how long the “break” would last. Last week NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said his league break will likely last at least a month.

“The pause will be until it is appropriate, prudent and safe to start the backup,” said Bettman. “Nobody knows how long the break can be. Nobody, not even the medical community, can predict it with certainty.”

Bettman, the executive director of NHL and NHLPA, Don Fehr, each stated that they were not aware of positive results for the coronavirus.

Arizona defender Coyotes Aaron Ness became the first publicly known NHL player to be tested for COVID-19 on Monday. Ness’s agent, Neil Sheehy, said the results turned negative after his client followed NHL guidelines to look for tests for flu-like symptoms.

The NBA released a statement on Wednesday saying it would suspend the season until further notice after a Utah Jazz player has tested positive for coronavirus.

“He never thought he would have it initially, to be honest,” said Sheehy. “What happened was that the championship was saying if you have a sore throat, if you have a runny nose, if you have a cough, call the coach and don’t come on the track, and so he did.”

The new NHL directive to allow players to return home has led players and coaches to make plans to travel.

In Buffalo, New York, Sabers striker Marcus Johansson initially hoped to return home to Sweden on a flight from nearby Toronto. These plans changed when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the country was closing its borders except for Canadians and Americans, also imposing a 14-day self-quarantine on those entering the country.

Johansson was attempting to book a return flight to New York City.

The organization said Thursday that it is canceling tournaments due to the “evolution of the COVID-19 threat to public health”.

In an email to The AP, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said there was little that the league could do with travel restrictions.

“It’s a consequence of where we are. Nobody is to blame,” Daly wrote.

The U.S. government has imposed a travel ban on non-citizens from Europe that runs until mid-April. There are currently 233 European players on the NHL lists, including scorer Leon Draisaitl from Germany, and there are under contract for minors. How many could go home is unknown.

“I’ve talked to some players who are doing their best to climb obviously to return to the safest and most comfortable environment they can reach at this point,” said Grossman.

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Meanwhile, the American Hockey League has followed NHL in a decision taken on Monday by its executive committee. The 31-team league has announced that the indefinite suspension of its regular season will not be lifted before May and also recommended that its teams work to return the players to their main homes.

Abroad, the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League paused for a week during its playoffs to determine a new format and schedule for the six remaining teams. The decision came after the Finnish Jokerit and Barys Nur-Sultan, based in Kazakhstan, withdrew from the playoffs amid the pandemic.


For the Sick, an agonizing wait for tests in Massachusetts – NBC Boston

Danni Aubain has cancer, so when she started feeling lousy late last month, she was particularly worried.

Aubain said the disease hit her like a ton of bricks. He had a 103-degree fever and a horrible, dry cough.

“I really couldn’t breathe,” he said, “and that’s scary for anyone undergoing chemotherapy.”

When seeking medical attention, Aubain said that both her oncologist and a Massachusetts General Hospital emergency room doctor pushed for her to be tested for COVID19, the new coronavirus disease that spreads worldwide.

But despite their recommendations, the response they got from state epidemiologists was that Aubain did not meet the test criteria.

“They called the Public Health Department and I was told that if I couldn’t name a person I knew had a positive test and that I hadn’t traveled outside the country, I couldn’t have been tested,” he said.

In response to NBC10 Boston’s questions, Mass. General said he cannot discuss the treatment of any patient.

But Aubain’s story is like so many others streamed to NBC10 Boston investigators in the past week by spectators across the state who have not been able to take a test. Many said they experienced symptoms of the disease, such as fever and shortness of breath. Like Aubain, some have also been seen by doctors who were convinced they need to be screened.

But with a shortage of test kits available in the state until the end of last week and with restrictive guidelines in place by the federal government, many said they were frustrated, scared and confused as to what to do next.

Federal officials are rapidly increasing the nation’s infrastructure to test COVID-19 this week after a series of missteps hampered the country’s ability to control the virus as it migrated from its epicenter in China to destinations around the world. As of Monday, there have been over 4,000 disease cases reported in the United States, which have so far seen over 70 deaths.

On Monday, health officials in Massachusetts announced that around 1,300 people were tested for the disease and 197 tested positive.

The state’s ability to test patients has increased significantly in the past few days when federal officials have granted Massachusetts clearance to begin testing the samples at the state’s public health laboratory, rather than sending them to a centralized, managed location. by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Federal officials also expanded their testing guidelines, offering doctors more discretion to order a test for the virus, and last week they shipped around 5,000 additional test kits to Massachusetts, easing local supply.

The CDC has also published new guidelines that allow doctors and nurses to subject a single nasal swab to tests, rather than a nasal swab and another sample from the patient’s throat. The change is expected to allow Massachusetts to double its testing capacity, bringing the number of tests conducted every day from 200 to 400, public health commissioner Monica Bharel said at a press conference on Sunday.

The Food and Drug Administration, which must approve the test sites, also granted permission at the end of last week to a couple of private companies – Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp – to begin testing samples collected from patients in Massachusetts. Massachusetts hospital labs are expected to launch their testing programs shortly.

“With more and more clinical labs in Massachusetts working to gain FDA approval, more online capabilities will also be available soon,” said Bharel on Sunday.

Federal officials say the United States is now on track to test thousands of patients a day for the virus after falling far behind other countries in its efforts to detect the virus.

Independent research cited by the CDC indicates that the United States had completed approximately 20,000 tests as of March 13. That number pales in comparison to the aggressive testing effort in South Korea, which has a much smaller population, but has tested around 15,000 people per day.

While the United States is ready to learn more about the extent of the pandemic soon, many in the Bay State who fear having contracted the disease say they believe the government has missed an important opportunity to help curb its spread.

“I have a couple of friends in my social circle who are experiencing flu-like symptoms and are just writing it as flu,” said Rita Czernewski, a Cantonese resident who had an unexplained illness a few weeks ago and was frustrated by her inability to get tested for the new coronavirus.

“We are just a little stuck,” he said. “The only thing we can do is just be careful.”


Safety guidelines to follow in a workshop to prevent coronavirus infections



With different interpretations between the associations of workshops and dealers on the possibility of opening or not the doors of their establishments, some organizations, such as the Association of Vehicle Repair Workshops of Pontevedra, have decided to disclose guidelines for action for those workshops who have decided to continue providing service, as well as their employees.

Since ATRA they make employers aware of the need to inform their staff of the individual preventive measures to be taken. Thus, they remember the importance of respecting the safety distance and avoiding contacts, as well as covering their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.

They also ask that the cleaning of business facilities be reinforced, with special attention to surfaces that may be capable of favoring transmission.

In addition, each worker should proceed to clean the area and work equipment they use. Disposable gloves will be used in the recommended areas, and the ventilation of the facilities will be reinforced.

Also referring to the general recommendations, it is urged to place hydroalcoholic solution dispensers for hand disinfection, and to limit meetings, as well as trying to avoid travel between different work centers, and postpone training courses.

As soon as any symptoms of the disease appear, the affected worker must report it to the management group and it will immediately be reported to the health services. Lastly, they advise companies to plan organizational measures in the event of a possible absence of employees or, where appropriate, a mandatory closure of the workplace.


Here are Connecticut schools closed or affected – NBC Connecticut

Some school districts and universities in Connecticut are changing their schedule of classes or activities due to worries about coronavirus. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference is canceling all remaining games of the CIAC winter tournaments due to worries about the coronavirus.

Schools with impact on classes or activities

Region 14 School district

The Region 14 school district, which includes Bethlehem and Woodbury, is closing for the rest of the week after a student came in contact with someone who tested positive for the COVID-19 test, school officials announced Tuesday.

Officials said students and their family showed no signs of illness and self-monitored in their home for 14 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

The district decided to close all school buildings from 11 to 15 March to clean and disinfect in depth. There will be no activity during closing.

The closure will be treated in the same way as the snow days and the days will be made up at the end of the school year.

Region 14 is also postponing or canceling large events, including middle school and high school game tests, and canceling all field trips until further notice. Sports have also been canceled.

Wilcoxson elementary school in Stratford

The city of Stratford is closing a school for the rest of the week after a person connected to the school may have come into contact with the coronavirus.

Wilcoxson Elementary School will be closed until Friday, according to the mayor’s office.

The person did not confirm that he had coronavirus and the school was shut down due to an abundance of cautions to allow time for a thorough cleaning of the building, officials said. It is not clear what type of contact the individual had with the COVID-19 virus.

University of New Haven / UNH

The university suspends in-person lessons leading to spring break, as well as in-person lessons on March 23 and 24.

The athletic events from 9 to 24 March have been canceled.

The halls of the residence are closed from 17:00 on 10 March.

“While there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our campus, these decisions were made after learning that people on our campus may have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus after attending an out of state conference. “statement on the university’s website said.

The university has a special website created here.

University of the Sacred Heart

As of March 10, Sacred Heart University has suspended classes in person and is now switching to online instruction starting March 11.

The residences and dining rooms will remain open and students are invited to stay on campus.

International university-sponsored travel and non-essential business travel have been canceled.

The school has created a special website here.

Schools open but with travel restrictions

University of Connecticut / UConn

All UConn campuses work in normal operations. Academic and work schedules have not changed.

UConn has suspended university-sponsored travel to high-risk countries, including China, Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan. The university asks anyone in the university community who has returned from a trip abroad in the past 14 days or who plans to travel outside the United States in the next three months to fill out a form.

“UConn has also suspended all national and international university-sponsored travel outside the state by faculty and staff until further notice,” according to the university’s website.

UConn has created a special website for the latest information on the coronavirus.

Central Connecticut State University / CCSU

Classes take place as scheduled on campus.

The school canceled all university-sponsored travel outside the state, including lectures and recruitment visits.

Students, faculty and staff are discouraged from personal travel outside the state, especially during the spring break. The school asks people traveling to check with the school before returning to campus. The CCSU requires members of the university community to complete a form prior to travel.

“There are currently no restrictions on employees or students returning to Connecticut from national or international travel (except for those areas designated by the CDC as Level 2 or Level 3), but be aware that they may change at any time”, according to the university website.

For more information, CCSU has created a special website for coronavirus information.

Yale university

Classes and catering activities continue as planned.

The university asked people to record all national and international trips and following the directions CDC and Yale Health.

Find the university’s special website here.