Information on COVID-19

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PCA is carefully monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak and determining policy to support the health and safety of our community through three main sources: the French government, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control  and the US Center for Disease Control.

Stay Informed

Please find all of our communications relative to COVID-19 below, and further information here:

 

COVID-10 April 14th Update
COVID-19 April 6th Update
New version: Attestation de deplacement derogatoire
COVID-19 March 30 Update
COVID-19 March 20th Update
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COVID-19 March 17th Update
COVID-19 March 16th Update
COVID-19 March 12th Update
COVID-19 FAQ March 11th
COVID-19 March 11th Update
COVID-19 March 10th Update
COVID-19 March 4th Update
COVID- February 11 – March 1, 2020 Updates 

Prevention

We would like to stress the importance of prevention. The most important steps we can all take to prevent the spread of the flu are personal. Fortunately, they are also simple. So, at the risk of repeating advice you have heard many times before:

  • Cover your nose and mouth by coughing or sneezing into a tissue or your sleeve rather than your bare hand.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds at a time, or use alcohol-based hand cleaners.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Try to avoid contact with those who are sick.
  • To help prevent others from catching your illness do not go to work or class if you are sick. As usual, notify your department chair and faculty if you will be missing class so that you can make up for any missed materials.

Planning

All members of the PCA community are encouraged to plan for possible illness or quarantine by making sure to:

  1. Have emergency contact numbers and doctors’ numbers readily available,
  2. Have two week’s worth of non-perishable food at home,
  3. Have two week’s worth of any prescription medication that you take regularly, do not wait until you have run out to renew your prescription,
  4. Have two week’s worth of basic hygiene products available, such as toilet paper, tissues, menstrual products, contact lens solution, soap, aspirin, etc.
  5. Have a basic pharmacy kit with a thermometer, aspirin or another over-the-counter pain reliever, band-aids, etc.
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