Coronavirus Task Force Begins Meeting

I am meeting today with OFTC senior leadership, our exposure control coordinator, and our chief of safety and security regarding our OFTC’s response to the spread of the Covid 19 virus.

We remain in contact with TCSG to insure that we are following the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health.

I know that everyone is concerned. I appreciate your patience and you composure during this unique global situation. I will continue to keep you updated through emails and the OFTC Web Site.

At this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus at Oconee Fall Line Technical College or in the College’s eleven-county service area.

I want to stress that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. To prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, the CDC recommends everyday preventive actions, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • 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.

Please continue to communicate these steps to your students.

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. Please refer to CDC’s web site for more information.

Erica G. Harden
Oconee Fall Line Technical College