Arlington Baptist University takes the health and safety of our entire community very seriously. Accordingly, there are many concerns with how we could be affected by the evolving situation with the risk of being exposed to the virus that causes Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Although risks in our operating areas are currently thought to be very low, we are implementing a plan to mitigate the risks of exposure.
EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION FOR PREVENTION
Everyone should be or become familiar with information about the COVID-19 situation, the potential risks, and how to prevent the spread of the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing information and updates on their website about the COVID-19 situation and we call your attention to the following links for more information:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- CDC Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
- CDC Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities:
- Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
All students, faculty, and staff should continue to employ strategies to lower the risks of infection and be proactive in these prevention strategies:
1. Best practices for COVID-19 are basically the same as for the FLU and should be standard practice during FLU Season, especially at School, Work, and Healthcare environments.
a. Properly Wash your hands often:
- Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold) and apply soap (bar or liquid).
- Thoroughly lather your hands by rubbing the together with soap.
- Scrub all surfaces of your hands, including the palms, backs, fingers, between your fingers, and under your nails. Keep scrubbing for at least 20 seconds.
- Rinse your hands under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them
b. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
c. Wash hands before eating.
d. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve (elbow).
e. Stay home if you are sick.
f. Clean frequently touched surfaces and object.
Arlington Baptist University will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and further communicate to the ABU community when needed on other plans or actions the situation may warrant. Please actively monitor your ABU email and keep the school informed of any changes in your contact information so that further communications are not missed.
Again, we look forward to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace and learning environment for everyone.
ABU appreciates your patience and understanding as we navigate this challenging situation and ask that everyone remain proactive in prevention strategies in order to keep the risk of spreading the disease very low.