Dear MAP students and families, faculty, staff and fellows,
I hope that your first day of MAP using remote learning yesterday went well. Thank you all for your dedication and flexibility as we navigate a new way of teaching and learning together.
I want to share an update on COVID-19 and the impact on Juilliard's community. An individual present at Juilliard for a portion of the last in-person session of MAP on March 7 has tested positive for COVID-19. We have reached out to individuals who may have had close contact with this individual on campus through a separate communication so that they can monitor for symptoms.
Based on medical guidance we have received from government and health authorities, individuals who have had close contact with an infected person typically become symptomatic 2-14 days after exposure. As this date was 15 days ago, we are alerting our MAP participants on March 7 out of an abundance of caution.
We understand it may cause concern for you to learn that someone from within the MAP community has been diagnosed with COVID-19, and we want to assure you that they are receiving the best of care and are expected to recover soon. Our thoughts are with them and their loved ones and we send our best wishes for a swift recovery.
I urge you to keep in mind the following guidance to help keep yourselves healthy and help in the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19:
- Continue to follow all guidance from health officials including self-isolation/social distancing and recommended hygiene practices.
- All community members, including MAP participants, should be self-monitoring their health. If you develop a fever or other symptoms, such as cough or shortness of breath, please isolate yourself and contact a healthcare provider immediately for medical advice.
- MAP faculty, staff and fellows are encouraged to notify us immediately if you test positive for COVID-19 by any health care provider in any jurisdiction – regardless of your current location. This will allow us to conduct additional contact tracing and notify other members of the community so that they can take the appropriate next steps for their own health and to limit further spread of the virus.
Please continue to visit our COVID-19 Response webpage for the latest developments and additional information on Juilliard’s policies, best practices for staying healthy and links to the State Department, CDC, World Health Organization, and other resources.
With best wishes,
Provost and Dean