CORONAVIRUS HEALTH AND TRAVEL UPDATE 3/5
Date: March 5, 2020
From: Zoilo C. Nieto., President and Founder
Zoni language Centers continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. While there have been no confirmed cases on any of the Zoni campuses and communities, we want to reassure you that we have protocols in place, are taking steps to minimize the spread of viruses throughout campuses, and are prepared for a broad range of contingencies should the outbreak reach pandemic proportions.
Zoni continues to follow the guidance of the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health, New Jersey State Department of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO). As always, Zoni’s top priority is the safety of our students, communities, faculty and staff members.
We remind all members of our Zoni community that there are everyday preventative actions they can take to help limit the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 and flu.
A few common measures the CDC advises for the general public include:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Avoid close contact with people who appear to have a respiratory infection
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
At Zoni Language Centers we are reinforcing and doubling the efforts in cleaning and maintenance of its facilities across campuses to maintain hygienic environment. If you see something that requires more cleaning, please report to your manager. Please also notice that spraying in the air may be toxic for some people. This culture of self responsibility should always be promoted at Zoni as just the regular flu killed 61,000 people last year and many did not even noticed this.
It is also important that if you are having symptoms, please call your doctor to communicate travel history and symptoms before arriving, enabling the provider to determine the best setting for you to receive care. Staying home is your choice, yet Zoni cannot recommend this option for your risk.
Finally, it is critical that our Zoni communities know where to obtain the most accurate and current information from credible sources. Zoni may only follow authorities’ instructions.
The New Jersey Department of Health has a 24-hour hotline at 1-800-222-1222 and New York Department of Health Call 1-888-364-3065, where trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about COVID-19. The CDC and NIH are also excellent sources for the latest information.