PHI SIGMA SIGMA & COVID-19
Given the landscape is quickly evolving, we will continue to update this page with information and resources to keep you informed about Phi Sigma Sigma operations in response to COVID-19.
The NHC has prepared their protocols with industry experts and modified plans to follow local and state health department guidelines. While we cannot guarantee that our facilities will be COVID-19 free, we are aggressively minimizing risks. Residents must be reminded that taking steps to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 is the shared responsibility of every resident in the facility.
Learn more about our updated housing protocol and how this effects guests, non-resident members, meal plans and individual facility plans on our fall housing webpage.
STAFF VISITS - INSTITUTES & TRAINING
Upcoming Fraternity Travel and Events
Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity has eliminated all travel and in-person events through June 30, 2021.
Recruitment Support - All chapters will receive virtual recruitment support from a designated staff member or volunteer. Recruitment support personnel will provide ongoing support by working with chapters throughout planning all the way until bid day.
Training & Institutes - Institutes, officer and volunteer trainings will be hosted virtually through our online learning management system.
Information & Resources
- Center for Disease Control Website
Public Health Agency of Canada Website
MJ Insurance Risk Awareness Brief
MJ Insurance Crisis Plan
NPC Coronavirus Resources
What is COVID-19?
According to the World Health Organization, coronavirus causes COVID-19. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include headache, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Individuals who are elderly or pregnant, and anyone with preexisting medical conditions are at the greatest risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19.
Prevention and Containment of Illness
Wherever you live, you likely have close contact with a large population throughout your day. As a result, you may be subject to a higher risk of exposure to any type of communicable illness. In order to protect your health and wellbeing, please follow the below guidelines related to all illnesses and contagious diseases:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer is helpful, but hand washing is better! If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, even if you feel asymptomatic. Many illnesses have an incubation period and you may not yet be aware if you could be spreading an illness to others or if it has been passed to you.
Stay home when you are sick (even if you're just feeling slightly under the weather). You don't want to put others at risk. If a member or volunteer attends an event and is feeling unwell, they should depart as soon as possible.
Visit the doctor. If you have any respiratory symptoms, make an appointment with your doctor.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw it in the trashcan. And make sure to wash your hands afterwards!
Avoid sharing germs. Distance yourself from people who are sick and avoid sharing drinks, Chapstick, makeup, etc.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, tables, laptops, cell phones and study spaces.
If a member is diagnosed with a contagious illness, have a plan for communicating with HQ immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. Headquarters staff will assist in communicating with members, advisors and the university.