COVID-19 Facts not Fear

Mohave Wire

Coronavirus information click here
Posted on in Press Release.
Bookmark the permalink.

Printer friendly page

The health of the MCC community is a top priority.  While no current Coronavirus cases have been identified in Mohave County, please be assured the College has an emergency/contingency plan in place should the virus be confirmed in our community.  Periodic updates will be issued as warranted. 

The college is urging employees and students to follow guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Information for Travelers

There are currently no domestic travel advisories or restrictions in the U.S. The U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control have issued advisories for travel to foreign countries with sizeable COVID-19 outbreaks:

The U.S. Department of State

Centers for Disease Control Travel Notices

The college has gathered information and quick links to the latest developments from federal, state and local public health officials to help you quickly access accurate information.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the risk to the general public is low at this time.  You are at greater risk of contracting influenza.

The 2019 Novel (new) Coronavirus spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Symptoms appear within two to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, runny nose, and difficulty breathing. Those considered at risk for contracting the virus are individuals who recently traveled to Wuhan, China, or individuals in close contact with a an infected person. Currently, no commercial testing is available and there is no vaccine. The federal and state public health agencies are working with those exposed to get testing by CDC.

From the CDC: What is Coronavirus

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, a growing number of patients reportedly have not had exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread is occurring. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. The latest situation summary updates are available on CDC’s web page 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China.

Links to Latest Developments

Arizona Department of Health Services

Centers for Disease Control

Mohave County Department of Public Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

World Health Organization