Level 3 – Monitoring

Rollins College is open.

Rollins College officials are closely monitoring updates related to COVID 19. (Novel Coronavirus)
No cases have been reported in Florida at this time. Rollins College continues to monitor the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization, which are providing ongoing guidance. The CDC considers this new virus a public health concern based on current information. However, the immediate health risk to the general U.S. public is considered low at this time.

Healthcare Recommendations
If you are concerned that you may have novel coronavirus, see your health care provider immediately. Symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Person-to-person spread is occurring, although it’s unclear exactly how it is transmitted and how easily the virus spreads between people.

Currently, there is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for the coronavirus. There is no vaccine to prevent this virus, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of ALL respiratory viruses:
•Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
•Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
•Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
•Stay home when you are sick.
•Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
•Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Travel Information
The State Department has issued a Watch Level 4 Alert for travel to China following an ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus. As the virus continues to spread, officials recommend that people avoid all travel to China.

Level 3 – Monitoring

Rollins College is currently at Level 3 – Monitoring. We are watching a developing system in the Gulf of Mexico. We do not expect any significant storm related issues to affect the central Florida area at this time.

Level 3 – Monitoring

We are currently monitoring all systems in the tropics – TS Karen, Jerry and TD 13 – and will keep the Rollins College campus community informed as needed. No impacts are expected on the central Florida area at this time.

Level 3 – Monitoring

We are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Jerry as it moves across the Atlantic. It is not expected to affect Florida at this time. Jerry is expected to strengthen and be a hurricane when its moves near the northern Leeward Islands Friday. It should be turning to the north during the weekend.
Additional systems are expected to develop later this week. We will notify you if necessary regarding these.

Level 3 – Monitoring

Level 3 – Monitoring
We continue to closely monitor a Potential Tropical Cyclone in the area of the Bahamas. At this time, it appears that it will develop and move north/northwest up the coast of Florida. It does not appear to present any significant issues for the campus at this time. We can expect heavy periods of rain and possible wind gusts that exceed 30 mph. We will continue to monitor this system and all weather systems in the Atlantic Ocean.