Ebola Preparedness at York College

We all have been following the news reports about the Ebola outbreak in several West African countries and the few confirmed cases in the United States that are being treated. Sadly, one person in Texas who was affected by the virus has died. Most recently, we learned that a New York physician who treated patients in West Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola.

Although the Ebola threat to our campus community is extremely small, the Chancellor's office has taken a number of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola and all infectious diseases at CUNY. The central administration has been working with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which has prepared the attached guidance document. Vice President Thomas has been designated as our campus liaison to the central administration, which is coordinating the University's Ebola preparedness effort.

On campus, Vice President Walker-Johnson has convened the Infectious Disease Committee which is finalizing a plan to implement the recommendations the central administration has provided. You should have received a reminder from the Office of Human Resources about the services provided by the University Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Corporate Counseling Associates (CCA).

As more information becomes available, the college will keep you informed.

Marcia V. Keizs