Declaration of Public Health Emergency

San Ignacio University is strongly encouraging every student, faculty, and staff member to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and increase awareness of how to prevent infection. 

There are several steps you should take to prevent the spread of germs. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provide the following guidance on steps that you can take to minimize the spread of viruses, such as the COVID-19 virus:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Vaccinations - Stay up to date on vaccinations, including the influenza vaccine.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Maintain at least six feet of distance from anyone exhibiting obvious symptoms.
  • If you are sick, seek appropriate medical care and stay home.

Regarding facemasks, these should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. Again, if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, you should not report to the University for work.  Seek appropriate medical attention and call ahead before visiting any medical facility.  Additionally, if there is a change in your emergency contact information, please contact me to update your file’s information. 

Please read the Executive Order from the State of Florida Office of the Governor (attached).

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