To ensure the safety of the Imperial Valley College community, effective immediately, all business travel (in California, out-of-state, and international) for students and employees is suspended until further notice.
If the travel was booked using Imperial Valley College funds, please attempt to process a refund on any travel already booked to include transportation, conference fee, and hotel. If attending a conference, please check with the conference organizer to see if there is a refund policy or if the conference will be rescheduled.
With Spring Break quickly approaching, Imperial Valley College asks that you review all your personal travel plans and make an informed decision about travel.
The following links provide important travel advisory information to consider prior to traveling:
For additional health-related questions, students can contact the Student Health Center, at #1536 on the south exterior side of the library building. If students are off-campus and would like to speak with a nurse, they can call Health Services at 760-355-6310. Additional health-related questions, students can refer to this contact link. https://www.imperial.edu/about/contact-ivc/
If you are sick, please stay home from school or work. To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, please follow these important tips as follows:
An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified starting in Wuhan, China. Some patients have had mild illness, while others have been more severe, and some have died.
Although coronaviruses are a group of viruses that aren't new, this is a new type of coronavirus and we are still learning about it. However, the health risk to the general public in California remains low.
Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including:
In some cases, COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.
Imperial Valley College, the Imperial County Public Health Department, the California Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are all carefully assessing the situation as it evolves.
If a person develops symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough or shortness of breath, and has reason to believe they may have been exposed, they should call their health care provider or the Imperial County Public Health Department before seeking care. Contacting them in advance will make sure that people can get the care they need without putting others at risk. Please be sure to tell your health care provider about your travel history. You can also take the following precautionary measures: avoid contact with sick individuals, wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, and get a flu shot.
If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911. If you are feeling ill, please call the Student Health Center at 760 - 355 - 6310.
Most people with illnesses due to common coronavirus infections recover on their own; there are no specific treatments for coronavirus infections. For patients who are more severely ill, hospitals can provide supportive care. We are continuing to learn more about this novel coronavirus and treatment may change over time.
Imperial Valley College is continuing to work in conjunction with the Imperial County Public Health Department, California Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the news, review updates from local officials, and help protect the health of our campus community. Our plans are based upon local county guidance and state recommendations.
Imperial Valley College is also taking extended measures to ensure a hygienic environment, including disinfecting and cleaning common areas, and ensuring that soap and hand sanitizer is available throughout our campus sites. Handwashing with soap is the most effective way to reduce the spread of any infections.
Social distancing, also called "physical distancing," means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing:
In addition to everyday steps to prevent COVID-19, keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to this virus and slowing its spread locally and across the country and world.
When COVID-19 is spreading in your area, everyone should limit close contact with individuals outside your household in indoor and outdoor spaces. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you have no symptoms. Social distancing is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.