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
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)
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed
Stay home and avoid public places when sick. (i.e.
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.