CDC Updates Mask Guidelines / ERAU Reiterates its Rules
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week updated its mask guidelines, urging everyone to wear a multi-layered mask that fits snugly, with no gaps.
The new CDC recommendations include these and other tips:
- Select a cloth mask with multiple layers to block respiratory droplets.
- Layer up. Wear a multi-layered cloth mask or a disposable mask underneath and a cloth mask on top.
- Make sure your mask fits snugly against your nose, mouth and chin.
- Chose a mask with a nose wire to prevent leakage above the mask.
- Use a mask fitter or brace to prevent leakage around the edges of your mask.
- Knot and tuck the ear loops of a three-ply mask to ensure a snug fit. (The CDC shared this instructional video.)
Eagles – Review Our Rules, as Needed
At the start of the spring semester, all students, staff and faculty were required to review and acknowledge Embry-Riddle’s pandemic safety requirements. If needed, please log onto ERNIE to review our mandatory protocols again.
Embry-Riddle’s mandatory Covid-19 precautions have not changed. Here are a few highlights from our published requirements:
- You must wear a properly fitted mask that covers both your mouth and nose at all times at Embry-Riddle, both indoors and outdoors.
- The only exception to this rule will be physical activities within designated exercise areas. To locate those areas, refer to this Daytona Beach Campus map or this Prescott Campus map.
- Students should not attend or host a party, on or off campus. (A “party” is classified as a gathering with anyone who does not live with you.)
- Stay six feet apart from others at all times.
- Have your daily wellness check, unless you have an All Clear badge, indicating you have completed both doses of your vaccination.
- Wear your Eagle ID everywhere.
Other reminders –
If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, stay in your living quarters. Do not attend class or other activities. Do not show up at sentinel testing locations.
- On the Daytona Beach Campus, call Health Services, (386) 226-7917.
- On the Prescott Campus, call the Wellness Center, (928) 777-6653.
Latest Covid-19 Testing Results
Embry-Riddle’s latest results reflect the time-period Feb. 4-11, 2021. The following numbers are cumulative, gathered since our testing began on June 22, 2020:
DAYTONA BEACH CAMPUS (since June 22, 2020)
- 5,830 individuals tested by Embry-Riddle (screening & contact type)
- 2,969 individuals tested by Embry-Riddle (sentinel type)
- 253 cases confirmed positive by Embry-Riddle
- 143 other cases confirmed positive through external testing
- 1 previously confirmed case
Total Cases Confirmed to Date: 397
Total Cases Recovered/Cleared to Resume Activities: 372
Total Cases Active/Under Isolation: 25
NOTE: The numbers above are cumulative, compiled since June 22, 2020. On the Daytona Beach Campus, 12 cases of Covid-19 were newly discovered during this past week (Feb. 4-11, 2021).
PRESCOTT CAMPUS (since June 22, 2020)
- 2,873 individuals tested by Embry-Riddle (screening & contact type)
- 776 individuals tested by Embry-Riddle (sentinel type)
- 42 cases confirmed positive by Embry-Riddle
- 78 other cases confirmed positive through external testing
- 5 previously confirmed cases
Total Cases Confirmed to Date: 125
Total Cases Recovered/Cleared to Resume Activities: 120
Total Cases Active/Under Isolation: 5
NOTE: The numbers above are cumulative, compiled since June 22, 2020. On the Prescott Campus, three new cases of Covid-19 were newly discovered during this past week (Feb. 4-11, 2021).
WORLDWIDE CAMPUS (since June 22, 2020)
- 3 cases confirmed positive through external testing
- 3 previously confirmed cases
Total Cases Confirmed to Date: 6
Total Cases Recovered/Cleared to Resume Activities: 6
Total Cases Active/Under Isolation: 0
Only confirmed (not suspected) cases are reported. All confirmed cases are fully disclosed to the university community as well as all appropriate health authorities. Embry-Riddle’s Covid-19 test results are released every Friday. They are posted to our Latest Testing Results online site.
Visit Embry-Riddle’s Covid-19 page for further information about the university’s health precautions and safety requirements.