Caring for the community during a global health emergency

In a letter to the editor fo the Daily Princetonian, Aly Kassam-Remtulla , Irini Daskalaki and Robin Izzo update the community on the University’s response to coronavirus and our efforts to support those affected by this global health emergency:

Since the emergence of the new coronavirus in China and declaration of a global health emergency, we have taken the situation seriously and have redoubled our efforts to fulfill a core responsibility we have as an administration: to ensure the health and safety of every member of the University community.

It has now been a week since the University first reached out to all students, faculty, and staff with information on coronavirus and the steps being taken on behalf of our community. 

Our actions so far and plans going forward have been shaped by federal and state government guidance — including from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), with whom we are in constant contact — as well as public health best practices and the recommendations of the University’s health and emergency response experts.