February 29, 2020
Message from the President Tom Wolfe:
We are monitoring the guidance both from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the Coronavirus with focus on any potential impact on the Iliff community. In advance of the need, Iliff’s Senior Leadership Team is reviewing possible operational and human resource measures that serve to minimize exposure to our students, staff, and faculty. We will provide regular communications with updates and further guidance.
We include this current guidance from WHO:
Protection measures for everyone
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading
Follow the guidance outlined above. (Protection measures for everyone)
Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover. Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers. Why? Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
- July 31 – Building Closure Extended Through October 9
- July 27 – Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment: Updated mandatory mask order
- July 21 – Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment: FAQ on statewide mandatory mask order
- July 16 – Gov. Polis Issues Statewide Face Mask Order. Here is a copy of the Executive Order
- July 15 – Free Covid-19 testing (July) in Denver
- July 10 – COVID19 Risk Assessment Resource
- June 11 – Building Closure Extended Through August 15
- May 15 – Building Closure Extended Through June 15 and Fall Quarter Going Online
- May 5 – Building closure extended through the end of May
- April 27 – CDC confirms additional coronavirus symptoms
- April 21 – Building closure remains through May 16
- April 17 – Honors Convocation 2020
- April 15 – Iliff COVID-19 Archives Project
- April 13 – Iliff launches its Student Emergency Fund
- April 6 – Stay-at-home order extended to end of April by Colorado Governor and Denver mayor
- April 4 – A ritual gift from Rev. Dr. Cathie Kelsey, Dean of Chapel
- April 3 – Commencement 2020 update
- March 25 – Colorado “stay at home” order and FAQ
- March 24 – Library access update
- March 24 – President’s note on Denver Mayor’s “stay at home” order
- March 23 – MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
- March 21 – Google’s COVID-19 website
- March 19 – Residential classes now available for all students
- March 19 – Library services updates
- March 18 – Spring residential courses moving online
- March 17 – Building closure extended to May 16
- March 13 – Building closure
- March 10 – Approval from accreditor
- March 10 – Travel guidelines
- March 4 – Gathering Days Hybrid Class Sessions
The Colorado Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 303-389-1687
- For ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES from CDC, the federal and state governments, the city of Denver, etc., please click here.
- Professor Jennifer Leath: Panel discussion addressing the intersection of medical, social, scientific, artistic, and spiritual aspects of our current Covid-19 context
- ReSource at Iliff: Leading in a time of pandemic
- Professor Carrie Doehring speaking on Spiritual and Moral Dilemmas in COVID-19
- Memoriam Services
- Faculty Dean Boyung Lee’s practices to cope with the “stay at home” order
- Coronavirus and the six needs of mourning
- Ritual: Wellbeing app and read announcement on it
- Dealing and coping with COVID-19 – Professor Carrie Doehring (Read text version)
- #CareForTheHealers – “Guard Your Spirit”
- Coping with moral struggles arising from coronavirus stress
- How to lead in times of (coronavirus) crisis
- ReSource at Iliff: Program designed for those who serve in leadership positions in faith communities and non-profits