To: Wesley College Family
From: Wesley College President
Date: May 28th, 2020
Subject: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – UPDATE #13
Dear Wesley College Family,
I hope you and your families had a safe, restful, and reflective Memorial Day Weekend. Additionally, I hope that the members of the Class of 2020 who chose to participate, and their families, enjoyed our Virtual Commencement Celebration that went live this past Saturday. A special thanks goes out to our dedicated faculty and staff who worked tirelessly on the event, one that by most accounts was a tremendous success. The Virtual Commencement Celebration, as well as faculty and staff congratulatory messages, can be viewed at the following page on our website: https://wesley.edu/commencement-2020.
Students will be provided an opportunity next week, the week of June 1st, to return to campus and move out of their Residence Hall rooms. The Office of Residence Life provided specific details last Thursday, May 21st, regarding the move-out process, the dates/times assigned, as well as requirements that must be followed by those returning to campus to move out of their rooms.
We appreciate everyone’s patience over the past few months, and look forward to seeing you back on campus during your designated date/time for move-out. We will be there to assist and ensure that all mandates and protocols delineated in the Office of Residence Life Move-out Instructions are followed for your safety, as well as the safety of your fellow students and members of our campus community.
As previously reported we were very fortunate to have been appropriated funds from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to assist our students, during these unprecedented and challenging times. Checks are being processed and will be sent out shortly to students who applied and were approved for these funds. Additionally, we will be sending out prorated refund checks to students who had to move out of the Residence Halls resultant from measures implemented because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
All mandates issued in previous updates remain in effect unless modified in a subsequent update. Please continue to regularly check your Wesley email as well as the College’s website for the most up to date information and guidance on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page on our website – https://wesley.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-information.
To better align with our adjusted Coronavirus Action Group (CAG) report outs, updates will be published on Thursdays moving forward.
Stay informed, stay healthy, stay positive, and stay safe while helping others that are less fortunate and making a positive impact in the community you live in and serve.
For the thought of the day I will share a quote from Nelson Mandela, that is worth reflecting on – “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
All The Best & Go Wolverines!
Robert E. Clark II
President of the College
The college continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We are coordinating preparedness action plans with guidance from the Delaware Department of Public Health, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Per phone conference call, the Delaware Department of Public Health has recommended all students exhibiting cold/cough/flu-like symptoms to CALL your health center at 302-736-2521. Please DO NOT come to the Wellness Center. Campus Nurse will perform a risk assessment, and the Wellness Center personal will advice you on what further steps are required.
USAF Heritage Band Concert – March 13
Founders Day – March 18
Founders Ball – March 20
Health and Wellness Summit – March 21
Annual Etiquette Dinner – March 24
Wesley College Career & Graduate School Fair – April 1
Updates from Student Success and Retention Team
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the symptoms and complications?
Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Read about COVID-19 Symptoms.
Should I be tested for COVID-19?
If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have traveled to China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, or Japan, or were in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the 14 days before you began to feel sick, seek medical care. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
What Prevention Measure Should I Take?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, carry a hand sanitizer that is alcohol-based with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Don’t share food, beverages or smoking devices with others.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
- If you experience symptoms of respiratory illness, call the Wellness Center at 302-736-2521.
Wesley College will continue to provide updates as the situation develops. In the event of an emergency, you will receive information from the Wesley College Alert System. If you not receiving the alert notifications, please contact the Help Desk at (302) 736-4199.