Spring Break Safety & COVID-19

Published on March 4, 2020 in News, Press Releases, WPN Housing

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – From all of us here at Headquarters, we wish you a very safe and fun spring break! We encourage you to make this year’s spring break memorable by having fun and helping yourself, your friends, and others stay safe and healthy.

In light of the recent developments surrounding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), we want to share important information with you to help ensure all of our members stay as safe as possible.

Universities, state and federal health officials are actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the Coronavirus Disease. While the immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is believed to be low at this time, Sigma Tau Gamma encourages members to review the everyday preventive actions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.

In addition, we hope you find the following links helpful:

Per the CDC, there is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

If traveling this spring break:

  • Check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations for each state or country to which you will travel.
  • If outside the United States, you should contact a healthcare provider or overseas medical assistance company to assist with finding an appropriate healthcare provider in that country. A U.S. consular officer can help locate healthcare services. However, U.S. embassies, consulates, and military facilities do not have the legal authority, capability, and resources to evacuate or give medicines, vaccines, or medical care to private U.S. citizens overseas.

For more information and updates on COVID-19, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The information above was taken from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Publications

Founded at the University of Central Missouri on June 28, 1920, the organization will commemorate its 100th Anniversary in 2020. With a presence on 85 campuses in 31 states, our membership includes more than 3,000 undergraduate men and 63,000 living alumni. The Headquarters, which is home to the Fraternity, Foundation, and WPN Housing Company, is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, 12 miles from the center of downtown. Visit https://sigtau.org for additional information.