March 6, 2020
Dear LIM Community,
LIM College takes the safety, well-being, and health of the entire community seriously. As mentioned in previous communications, the College is actively monitoring information and guidance regarding the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Understandably, over the course of the last week, the College has been inundated with questions and concerns regarding the virus and the effect on the LIM community. Although there are several confirmed cases in New York State, there have been no confirmed cases at LIM College. According to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) the risk for contracting the virus remains low. The College is diligently working with health authorities, as well as the entire LIM community to ensure continued monitoring and proactivity of and with the situation.
In addition to following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as other health organizations including NYSDOH, the U.S. Department of Education issued a statement on March 4, 2020 reaffirming education institution’s commitment to ensuring all students can study and learn in an environment that is healthy, safe, and free from bias or discrimination. Understanding that discrimination can take many forms, ranging from verbal abuse to physical attacks based on race, ancestry, or misunderstandings about cultural traditions, LIM College makes a strong stance that students, faculty, and staff within the community will be treated fairly. Any form of discrimination will not be tolerated by the College.
In the interest of protecting the safety and well-being of the LIM community and in keeping the community informed, we encourage you to review the Frequently Asked Question(s) (FAQs).