Dear Student, Faculty and Staff,
We recognize that with the constantly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation around the world and locally, this is an unusual time for everyone. We want to reassure our MAU community that our first priority is the health and well-being of each one of you. As a result, MAU is doing everything possible to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus by heeding the guidelines announced by President Donald J. Trump and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
We urge you to follow the President’s guidelines for stopping the spread of the virus as well. Highlights of the current plan are summarized here:
- Avoid social gatherings which involve groups of more than 10 people.
- Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips and or social visits.
- Practice good hygiene:
- Wash your hands often, especially after touching any frequently used items or surfaces.
- Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Stay home if you feel sick.
At this time, MAU administrative staff members are maintaining campus operations between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., however,instead of in-person appointments, assistance is being provided via telephone or email. The suspension of our classes this week is to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission by reducing close contact between people. Social distancing is vital right now.
MAU’s Academic Department is currently working with faculty members to permit classes to resume on Monday, March 30th, 2020, as planned, via remote means. Further details will be provided prior to this date. Please check your emails frequently and be prepared for additional instructions from our Academic Department.
For more information on the spread of the virus, and how to care for yourself and your loved ones read the resources and guidelines provided by the Florida Department of Health website, at https://miamidade.floridahealth.gov. In addition, The Florida Department of Health has activated a hotline for people in the state of Florida that have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19. The call center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached by calling 866-779-6121, or via email at COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Some additional resources for you are:
- Miami Dade County COVID-19 information
- World Health Organization COVID-19 information
- U.S. Department of State travel advisories
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel health notices
Again, please be sure to check your email, the MAU website and MAU social media often, as updates are being posted as they become available.
Dr. Aristides Maza Duerto