March 4, 2020

Dear YU Community, 

 We understand that the recent news is concerning, and we wanted to reassure you that we have been working closely with NYC health officials and outside specialists, all day and through this evening, to take every necessary precaution to ensure the safety of our community.  

We are following the protocols that have been outlined for us and are working on contingency plans for students, staff and faculty.  We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the night and will share information as we receive it.  We expect to have an update early tomorrow morning.

In the meantime, we urge you to continue to follow the guidelines on hand-washing and sanitary practices that prevent the spread of viruses.  If you feel you have any symptoms, contact your RA or call the health center during the day.   
We continue to pray for אליעזר יצחק בן שפרה (Eliezer Yitzchok ben Shifra), the YU parent from Westchester who is ill and wish him a full recovery.