Message from Prescott Chancellor Karlsson

Dear Campus Community:

Yesterday, Yavapai County issued a “Proclamation of Emergency” due to the COVID-19 virus. There is now a presumptive positive case in Sedona. Although our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff-- we take our role as good neighbors in the Prescott community very seriously as well. Now, more than ever, I am asking our Embry-Riddle community to do “our part,” including:

  • Work or engage in schooling FROM HOME wherever possible. If you can stay off campus and prevent adding to the temperature check burden, please do so.
  • If you must come to campus, check-in is required.
    • Guards are stationed at the entrance “24/7” and will conduct temperature checks for anyone entering campus.
    • Anyone who has not gone through the Wellness Check (complete a questionnaire and have your temperature taken) will need to go to the Visitor’s Center (Monday through Sunday from 6 AM to 6 PM), or with the guards upon entering campus Monday through Sunday from 6 PM to 6 AM, for clearance.
    • Student’s living on campus may do their daily checks at Earhart’s Dining Hall
    • The Flight Training Center is completing daily temperature checks which meet the requirements of access to campus and does not need to be repeated for campus access.
  • If you work in a critical infrastructure industry such as healthcare services or food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
  • Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people, and keep the CDC recommended 6-feet distance between you and another person.
  • Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts – use drive-thru, and pick up of delivery options.
  • Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.
  • Do not visit hospitals, retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
  • Practice good hygiene-- particularly washing your hands, avoid touching your face, sneezing/coughing into a tissue of the inside of your elbow, and disinfecting frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.

Numbers increase radically daily. Be wise. Stay strong. We will get through this.

Thank you for your understanding, continued support, and cooperation.

Anette M. Karlsson, Ph.D.
Prescott Arizona Campus