Friday Nurse Notes

December 16, 2022

Good afternoon Pitzer Community,

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise, I would like to remind everyone of some precautions to take to help protect yourself and your families.

Preventative Measures:

  • Test yourself before and after events; PCRs are the most accurate, but antigens are great if that is all you have access too.
  • Please remember to test yourself with a PCR before returning to campus after break.
  • As cases are rising, wearing a mask indoors is highly recommended. N95’s and KN95’s offer the most protection.
  • Practice hand hygiene. This simple step will help protect you from COVID, and other respiratory illnesses.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

COVID-19 Reminders:

  • It is possible to catch Covid-19 again one month after recovery. Even if you have recently recovered from covid, it’s important to take care of yourself and practice preventative measures.
  • Symptoms from covid range from mild to severe. If you are sick, reach out to your primary care physician.
  • If you test positive for covid, it’s important to stay hydrated, and drink plenty of fluids with electrolytes. Taking vitamin C and zinc daily is also recommended.

The Pitzer COVID Dashboard reports weekly cases on campus pending results from the lab.

Thank you for your continued efforts! As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to reach out, even over break. I hope everyone has a wonderful and rejuvenating rest.

Best Regards,

Nurse Zephyr