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Franklin Pierce University's Response to COVID-19



Franklin Pierce University is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will keep the university community informed as we learn new details.

Any member of the community that has traveled recently and who is experiencing significant fever (>100.4F), cough, or shortness of breath should avoid contact with other and seek medical care immediately. Contact your Primary Care Provider or a local urgent care clinic.

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Update on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) was signed into law nationwide. This new law is effective as of April 1, 2020. Congress and the President also provided an emergency extension of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Paid Sick Leave in response to COVID-19.

If you have any questions regarding the EFMLEA or Emergency Paid Sick Leave or applying for either leave, please contact Human Resources at


We encourage all faculty, staff and students to continue to be vigilant in preventing the spread of illness. While the immediate risk of this new virus is believed to be low at this time the CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 32 million flu illnesses, 310,000 hospitalizations and 18,000 deaths from the flu.

The CDC recommends the following preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses (colds, flu, COVID-19):

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Stay home and avoid public places when sick. (i.e. social distancing)

  • Avoid sharing drinks, smoking/vaping devices, or other utensils or objects that may transmit saliva.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Read CDC's interim environmental cleaning and disinfection recommendations for community members and people isolated in home care.

  • Get a flu vaccine.



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