As the global COVID-19 outbreak continues, preparedness efforts are underway at Geisinger and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM). Students, staff and faculty have been receiving updates from Geisinger about the virus and how to protect themselves, as well as information regarding system efforts to respond to the pandemic in our communities.
- First and foremost, wash your hands frequently.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick. If you have fever and lower respiratory symptoms, see your doctor.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- And as for handwashing, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
As we begin the gradual expansion of operations, our commitment to the safety, health and well-being of our students, employees, patients and communities continues to guide our response to COVID-19.
Remember to maintain social distancing. Masking and screening guidelines are still in place.
Current and incoming GCSOM students should check CANVAS regularly for up-to-date information.
Current status of GCSOM building operations
Read about the status of GCSOM's Medical Sciences Building here.