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March 15, 2020 COVID-19 Update to FM Campus

Posted: March 15, 2020 — Fulton-Montgomery Community College now has the first confirmed case of COVID-19 for an FM student. That student last attended classes on March 11. The Montgomery and Fulton County Departments of Public Health are reaching out to all students and staff who have been deemed to have had meaningful or direct contact. The public health staff will give specific instructions to those affected, but general guidance is below.

The individuals who were in the same room as the affected student constitutes meaningful or direct contact. Those individuals should undergo precautionary quarantine for 14 days.

Individuals who were not in the same room are considered to be in the category of indirect contact. Individuals in this latter category should self-monitor for temperature spikes, coughing and difficulty breathing.

Montgomery County declared a state of emergency effective March 15, 2020 at 1 pm. In a subsequent conference call with the Director of Public Health and the County Executive, the College was directed to close the campus to nonessential personnel through March 31, 2020.

We will continue to work with public health officials and the State University of New York to monitor the situation and employ appropriate strategies. As new information is made available, it will be shared with the campus community.

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