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 July 30, 2020, 5:20 PM
To: The Stevens Community
From: Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date: July 30, 2020
Subject: Health Advisory: One Positive COVID-19 Case and Thirty Six States and Jurisdictions Are Now on the NJ Quarantine List
Updated Guidance on Travel to New Jersey, New York and Connecticut from States with High Rates of COVID-19
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut revised the list of states with high rates of COVID-19. Individuals traveling to NJ, NY and CT from these states 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 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 six states and jurisdictions that are impacted by this requirement are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington 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. 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, 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 //www.youtube.com/channel/UCH8YwF0eRl9E5lpGj8OaiLg.
We have had one report of a faculty member testing positive for COVID-19. The faculty member is asymptomatic and was last on campus in March.
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 //www.odf-ts.com/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.