The Covid-19 Pandemic Moves In


On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, Lehman College and the entire CUNY system held their last in-person classes. A day later, the campuses fell silent. Starting Thursday, March 19, all classes will be delivered via distance learning.

This development was repeated in campuses and other public schools in many parts of the United States as the COVID-19 outbreak that first erupted in Asia had become a global pandemic. Cases in the United States, including the New York City area, were rising an average of more than 30% per day by the time the decision to shutter schools was announced.

With testing kits remaining scarce, there was concern that the virus was spreading widely and quickly. As a result, Governors, local officials, educational institution leadership, and private sector companies responded aggressively to try to slow the pandemic’s spread and avert a viral catastrophe where hospitals and other health providers would be swamped leading to breakdowns in care.

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For those looking for information, credible sources include:

New York State Department of Health

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

2 thoughts on “The Covid-19 Pandemic Moves In

  1. saeed

    Egypt’s strong disease surveillance system and contact tracing efforts have proven effective in controlling managing sporadic and clusters of cases before they can spread

  2. namnak

    A team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded a COVID-19 technical support mission to Egypt on 25 March 2020. The objectives of the mission were to understand the current situation; review ongoing response activities; provide on-site technical support as needed; and identify strengths and gaps to guide response priorities

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