Monkeypox Information

Monkeypox (MPV) Information

We want to keep the LIM College community informed about monkeypox (MPV) and let you know we are monitoring this global outbreak.

The New York City Health Department has put together some factual information about monkeypox (MPV) and vaccinations which you can access here

To learn more about monkeypox (MPV), visit:

FAQ

Monkeypox (MPV) predominantly spreads through close physical contact between people. A person with monkeypox can spread it to others from the time symptoms start until the rash has fully healed and a fresh layer of skin has formed.

Anyone can get monkeypox (MPV). During this current outbreak, cases are primarily spreading via sex and other intimate contact.

Yes, but supplies are limited. Vaccination in NYC is currently only available through the Health Department. some of the most up-to-date information vaccination eligibility, criteria and availability which you can access at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/monkeypox.page

  • Ask your sexual partners whether they have a rash or other symptoms of monkeypox, such as fever, headache, muscle aches and backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, or exhaustion.
  • Avoid skin-to-skin contact with someone who has a rash or other monkeypox symptoms and those diagnosed with monkeypox (MPV).
  • Don’t share bedding, towels, clothing, utensils, or cups with a person with symptoms of monkeypox.
  • If eligible, schedule an appointment to get vaccinated.

If you have symptoms or believe that you have been exposed, please get tested.

If you test positive for monkeypox (MPV), follow the guidelines given by your medical provider. It is also important that you inform the College so that we may make appropriate accommodations if necessary:

  • Faculty and Staff: Please contact Human Resources (humanresources [at] limcollege.edu)
  • Students: Please contact Student Affairs (studentaffairs [at] limcollege.edu)

If you learn that a member of the LIM College community has tested positive, is suspected to be positive, or had a close contact with MPV, you should not share that information with others, make any announcements, cancel classes and /or make any health recommendations to other members of the LIM community.

It is everyone’s shared responsibility to work to keep ourselves and the members of our community as safe as possible.