As a leader in health sciences education, Daemen College is utilizing the expertise of its faculty and staff members to closely monitor developments in the rapidly evolving nature of the novel coronavirus. The college is using its existing emergency preparedness and response mechanisms to take proactive and preventive measures to help ensure the health of the campus community, including conducting table top exercises as part of its emergency response plan, sending communications to the community in preparation for spring break travel, monitoring study abroad trips, and more.
Daemen is following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, as well as professional organizations within higher education. Daemen has plans outlined if there is a suspected or confirmed case and procedures for responding and communicating as needed.
To date, there are no known cases of coronavirus in the Daemen community. The college’s highest priority remains the health, well-being, and safety of Daemen students, faculty, and staff and future decisions will be made with this in mind. As this situation develops, the college will determine if Daemen study abroad programs will proceed as scheduled in the coming months.
For information about coronavirus and updates for the Daemen community, please visit the college website.