Living Arts' Response to Coronavirus

posted Mar 17, 2020, 5:54 AM by Matthew Kelly   [ updated Mar 17, 2020, 5:59 AM ]
The COVID-19 global health situation is changing all of our daily lives here in North Carolina. The risk of contracting the coronavirus in NC as of today, 3/16/2020, remains relatively low.

However, with President Trump's announced guidelines as of 3/16/2020, and as the days and weeks progress, it will be increasingly important that all of us (symptomatic or asymptomatic) are doing our best to not spread the virus.

For more details on the President's guidelines or the current CDC guidelines go to

Stay tuned to the STOPit app and the college's online dashboard here for changing information as the COVID-19 situation evolves. We would like to recommend the following guidelines for students and employees in anticipation of our Resiliency Plan which is being developed right now:

1. Social distancing: In accordance with CDC recommendations under normal circumstance respect a six-foot distance from individuals on campus when interacting with them. Right now, in most circumstances, there is no need to be closer to people than this. Avoid "talking at people's faces". In an emergency, use your own common sense and judgement to make any necessary exceptions.

2. Personal hygiene: Again, in accordance with CDC recommendations wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water and cover your mouth if you sneeze or cough with a tissue. Please DO NOT cough or sneeze onto other individuals, computer equipment or other common desk areas.

3. Personal protection: You may see people either on or off campus in the coming days possibly wearing masks or taking other self-protective measures. Do not be alarmed about this. This can be for a variety of reasons and does not change the need for all of us to be practicing good common sense hygiene.


Even though the risk of infection AT THIS TIME in North Carolina remains very low, by adhering to good practices of social distancing and hygiene RIGHT NOW we will slow the spread of this disease dramatically and keep EVERYONE safe.

Please read the current letter from the President of Living Arts College pertaining to coronavirus.