In light of recent conversations, this email serves to update our community with accurate information obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, and the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, is a new respiratory disease first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The threat of new infectious disease can be frightening and upsetting, particularly with misinformation heard throughout our community or found on the Internet. Currently, as stated by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the risk of obtaining the virus in Maricopa County is extremely low.
A newly formed Crisis Response Team (CRT) has been developed to ensure the well-being and safety of the Maricopa community and establish protocols to identify and quickly respond to potentially dangerous illnesses. The CRT remains in daily communication with health officials working for Maricopa County and the state. To date, there has been one confirmed case in Arizona to have COVID-19. This case has now been cleared by state and county health officials to reintegrate back into the community. This individual has tested negative for novel coronavirus and is no longer infectious according to guidelines from the CDC. This individual has been determined to be completely safe. In addition, all close contacts of the individual have passed the 14-day monitoring period and have not developed novel coronavirus.
MCCCD Officials are committed to the health and wellness of all of Maricopa. We will continue to provide updates on coronavirus at https://www.maricopa.edu/coronavirus-2019-nCoV.
Please continue to check your email; more information will follow from District Risk Management and CRT.
Reporting Contact Information
1. Notify the Maricopa County Department of Public Health Immediately:
a. 602-506-6767, Open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and ask for a Surveillance Nurse or;
b. After 5 p.m. and on weekends — call 602-747-7111 and ask for the Provider On-Call.
c. Further questions – call 602-747-7099 to speak to a public health representative.
2. Notify the Maricopa Community College Risk Management at 480-731-8947, 480-731-8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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