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Cool cats mask up and stay here to stay safe.

YOU are doing a fantastic job mitigating the spread of COVID-19 on the Olivet College campus. As of today, we have just five active cases within the OC family. Leading up to finals week and the holiday break, we must continue to share the responsibility to keep COVID-19 at bay.

Stay here!
  1. The best way to stay healthy and lessen your chance of bringing the COVID-19 virus back to campus is to stay on campus, including weekends.
  2. Whether you call it your “social bubble,” “social pod” or “quaranteam,” keep your social circle small.
  3. Avoid large gatherings and avoid visiting other college campuses.
Stay safe!
  1. Get together outside whenever possible with your social bubble members. You have up to 20 times higher risk of getting sick indoors.
  2. Limit time inside together. The greater the duration together, the greater the risk.
  3. Wear a mask. Take it off when you eat or drink, then put it back on.
  4. Keep six feet apart as much as you can.
  5. When possible, keep voices down. Studies show that high volume can increase COVID-19 transmission by 30 times.
  6. Wash hands regularly and try not to share beverage cups and utensils.

According to the New York Times, as of Oct. 22, more than 214,000 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported at 1,600 colleges and universities across the United States. In Michigan, 6,142 positive cases have been reported at 48 colleges and universities. As expected, across Michigan and other states, we are seeing an overall surge in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Remember: You may be young and feel healthy, but you may also have the COVID-19 virus and be a risk to friends, family and faculty.

Be a cool cat. Mask up, stay here and stay safe, Comets!

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax by Dr. Seuss