Health & Safety
If you are a student or have knowledge of a student who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, is currently being tested or has been tested for COVID-19, you are asked to fill out this Student Reporting Tool. All reports will be kept confidential.
If you are an employee who is experiencing symptoms, is currently being tested or has been tested for COVID-19, you are asked to contact Yrelys Tapanes in the Office of Human Resources at (908) 737-3313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Jersey Department of Health has also established a 24-hour telephone hotline for residents who have concerns or questions: (800) 222-1222.
The coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a respiratory illness outbreak occurring around the world. It can cause severe disease. COVID-19 can spread from person to person in close contact, within about six feet. Older adults and people with underlying health conditions may be at increased risk. Symptoms of the illness include fever, cough and shortness of breath and may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
The Kean community is reminded that the best way to avoid getting sick is to:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60-95 percent alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands after using any communal touch screens.
- Cover your nose/mouth when sneezing or coughing.
- Dispose of tissues immediately
- Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
- If you have not received your flu vaccine, it is not too late although supplies may be limited.
Most importantly, if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness, stay home to reduce the risk of spreading the illness to others and call ahead before visiting any medical facilities. If you live on campus, contact your resident assistant for assistance.