Stevens is currently monitoring the coronavirus, and will continue to do so in an effort to keep our community safe and informed. The Stevens administration and Student Health Services staff are in regular contact with local, state and national agencies to closely monitor the progress of the virus.
Health Advisory & Campus Update
Updated August 11, 2020, 4:35 PM
To: The Stevens Community
From: Louis J. Mayer, CFO, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
Date: August 11, 2020
Subject: Health Advisory: One Positive COVID-19 Case and Thirty-One States, along with Two Territories Are Now on the NJ Quarantine List
Updated Guidance on Travel to New Jersey, New York and Connecticut from States and Territories with High Rates of COVID-19
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut recently revised the list of states and territories with high rates of COVID-19. Hawaii, South Dakota, and the Virgin Islands were added to the list, while Alaska, Ohio, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Washington were removed.
Individuals traveling to NJ, NY and CT from these states and territories are required to quarantine for 14 days and be tested for COVID-19 approximately five days after their arrival. This travel advisory applies to anyone coming from a state or territory with a transmission rate above 10 per 100,000 people on a seven-day rolling average or 10 percent of the total population testing positive on a seven-day rolling average.
Currently, the thirty one states and two territories that are impacted by this requirement are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands and Wisconsin. This list will be updated each week.
We strongly urge all members of our community to follow this guidance and to avoid non-essential travel to these states and territories. No person who is required to quarantine pursuant to this restriction will be permitted on Stevens’ campus until the conclusion of such quarantine and COVID-19 testing. If you are currently working on campus or are planning to return to campus during Stevens’ phased reopening plan and have visited a high risk state or territory, please remain at home and contact your supervisor, Human Resources or Student Health Services to receive guidance regarding quarantine and COVID-19 testing requirements.
For more information on New Jersey’s response to COVID-19, you may view governor Murphy’s daily briefing at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH8YwF0eRl9E5lpGj8OaiLg.
Stevens Student Health Services has been informed of one new COVID-19 case since my last email. The individual is a student who has not been on campus since March 2020 and is currently recovering at home.
If any member of our community tests positive for COVID-19, please immediately contact Stevens Student Health Services at 201-216-5678 or [email protected].
We want to remind all members of our community to avoid non-essential travel, as well as gatherings and activities that might put them at a higher risk of COVID-19 infection. As we begin the phased reopening of our campus, it is the responsibility of each member of our community to avoid activities that might put themselves or members of their communities at risk of infection and spread of COVID-19.
Other useful information related to COVID-19 may be found at:
- U.S. State Department
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- The New Jersey Department of Health
- State of New Jersey COVID-19 Website
- NJ Prepares for Potential Coronavirus Cases 24-hour public hotline: 800-222-1222
Please sign up for Stevens Alerts at https://www.stevens.edu/alerts, which is the system Stevens uses to notify our community of time-sensitive, urgent situations. Stevens Alerts is used only to transmit urgent and emergency notifications, not routine campus announcements.
The Stevens Emergency Management Team (EMT) continues to monitor this situation and is committed to providing our community with the best information we have and supporting our students, faculty and staff members at this challenging time.
Please stay safe and healthy.