Health Advisory Update on Ebola

Stevens Institute of Technology is actively monitoring the evolving Ebola virus outbreak in the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.  We are reviewing all material being disseminated by the CDC, the New Jersey Department of Health, the local Hoboken Health Department, and the American College Health Association.  In accordance with the recommendations of these agencies, we have developed protocols to keep our campus community safe.  Prior to the Fall 2014 semester, all students identified as originating from affected countries were properly screened medically for Ebola Virus and for Ebola Virus contacts by the Student Health Center.  There have not been any reported cases of Ebola at Stevens or within the state of New Jersey to date.

FOR STUDENTS:

Given the Ebola situation in West Africa and consistent with CDC travel warnings, Stevens is prohibiting faculty, student and staff travel for all University purposes (research, educational, conferences and other business) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.  Those seeking exceptions should contact the Provost’s Office before making any travel plans. 

If you have traveled to the affected areas, please contact the Stevens Health Center immediately.  You may contact the Student Health Center at 201-216-5678 or via email at studenthealthcenter@stevens.edu.   The Health Center Staff will determine your level of risk exposure and provide education as to how to self-monitor for symptoms. 

If you have traveled to the areas and you are experiencing symptoms of the disease listed in the link (http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/vhf/index.shtml), contact the Health Center by phone to inform us of your travel history and symptoms.  In the event that we are closed, call “911” for assistance. 

If you have traveled to the areas and you are experiencing symptoms, do not go directly to the Stevens Health Center or the local Hospital Emergency Room without first calling and speaking with a dispatcher or a health care provider. 

If you are planning to travel to any of the affected areas for personal reasons during the upcoming vacation breaks, please contact the Stevens Health Center to discuss your plans. 

For FACULTY and STAFF:

Given the Ebola situation in West Africa and consistent with CDC travel warnings, Stevens is prohibiting faculty, student and staff travel for all University purposes (research, educational, conferences and other business) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.  Those seeking exceptions should contact the Provost’s Office before making any travel plans. 

If you have traveled to the affected areas, please contact the Office of Human Resources immediately.  You may contact the Human Resources at 201-216-5122. 

If you have traveled to the affected areas and you are experiencing symptoms of the disease listed in the link (http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/vhf/index.shtml), contact the Office of Human Resources at 201-216-5122.  In the event that they are closed, call “911” for assistance. 

If you have traveled to the affected areas and you are experiencing symptoms, do not go directly to your local Hospital Emergency Room without first calling and speaking with a dispatcher or a health care provider for directions regarding your symptoms. 

The following are links to updated information from the CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health.  They provide basic medical information regarding the nature, treatment and transmission of the Ebola virus, and respond to questions regarding travel concerns and the updated CDC measures being taken to prevent the spread of the disease in the United States.  

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Updates:  http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html?s_cid=cdc_homepage_feature_001

CDC Fact Sheet on Ebola:

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/ebola-factsheet.pdf

NJ Department of Health:

http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/vhf/index.shtml

Please do not hesitate to contact Student Health Center with your questions or concerns.  It is very important to protect the health and safety of our community members and we are available to provide you with resources and support. 

Sincerely,

Maggie Cunning, RN

Director, Student Health Center

 

 

For Emergencies

Contact Campus Police
201-216-3911

 

   Health Center Hours:

Monday:  9am - 4pm
Tuesday:   9am - 4pm
Wednesday:  9am - 4pm
Thursday:  9am - 7pm
Friday:  9am - 4pm

 

   Physician Available:

Monday:  1pm - 4pm
Tuesday:  1pm - 4pm
Wednesday:  1pm - 4pm
Thursday:  4pm - 7pm
Friday:  1:30 - 3:30pm