Tuesday, March 3, 2020
To the Tuck Community,
Yesterday, we learned that a number of our students had attended a social event on Friday, February 28 with a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center employee who was subsequently confirmed to have tested positively for COVID-19.
All of those students, who have been notified of this fact, were deemed to be at low risk by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services because they were believed not to have had any direct contact with the employee. No limits were placed on their activities, but out of an abundance of caution, they were asked to follow DHHS guidelines for self-observation, which you can find below.
Those who have been identified as having potential direct contact with the employee are being required to stay at home in self-quarantine for a period of up to 14 days.
We recognize that this may be a stressful time for many of you. We remain in close contact with health officials from Dartmouth and DHMC and are coordinating efforts with colleagues across the institution to ensure the continued health and safety of our community.
1. Remain alert for respiratory symptoms (cough or shortness of breath) and fever.
2. If you feel feverish or develop a cough or shortness of breath:
3. Practice strict respiratory etiquette and hygiene including covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap is not available.
Joe & Sally
Senior Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning
Associate Dean, Tuck MBA Program