Blue Ridge CTC is taking aggressive action to decrease traffic on all campus locations in an effort to protect the health and well being of our campus community. Blue Ridge CTC is open; however, we have modified our operational schedule.
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT CHECKOVICH: April 23, 2020
WHO TO CONTACT?
WEST VIRGINIA HOTLINE
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has launched an informational hotline to address public and medical provider questions and concerns regarding COVID-19. The toll-free hotline – 1-800-887-4304 – is available 24/7 to provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.
Submit questions you may have below.
WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS?
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus designated SARS-CoV-2.The outbreak of COVID-19 originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. Since then, tens of thousands of confirmed cases have been reported, predominantly in China but in a rapidly growing number of countries worldwide.
This is a rapidly evolving situation, so information and recommendations may change. We will continue to learn more in the coming days and share new information as it is available.
For additional information, please visit CDC’s Situation Summary, view States Reporting Cases of COVID-19 to CDC, or call DHHR’s COVID-19 information hotline 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304.
PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF GERMS
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Lather for at least 20 seconds every time. If no soap is available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or the bend of your elbow, not your hands.
- Use the nearest waste receptacle to dispose of the tissue after use.
- Avoid contact with sick or affected individuals.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched, such as your mobile phone.
- Stay home when you are sick.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC):