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Emergency Communications

What if It Snows?

In inclement weather, Edmonds Community College typically makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations by 5 a.m. for day classes and 3 p.m. for evening classes (or as early as circumstances allow). Then we start getting the word out.

Alerts will be posted first to Flash Alert and then to the college website. Email and text alerts will also be sent via our Triton Alert system to students' EdMail email addresses. Make sure to sign up for text alerts by logging into Triton Alert.

The college seeks to stay open to fulfill its mission whenever possible — so, most likely, it will be classes as usual for the college — but individuals should protect their own health and safety. Take care of yourself and be safe!

Students, work with your instructors if you need to make other arrangements in an emergency.

Health Advisory

Edmonds CC is committed to ensuring the safety of our campus community. Please be aware of public health concerns regarding the recent outbreaks of Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) and the Ebola Virus Disease.

It is important that we all practice safe health habits such as:

Use hand sanitizer — especially when sharing computers in the library and computer labs — to prevent the spread of influenza and many other viruses.

EV-D68

According to the Snohomish Health District, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the presence of EV-D68 in Washington state, including in Snohomish and King Counties.

Many people who get sick from EV-D68 have only mild symptoms, like runny nose or coughing with or without fever. However, it is important that anyone sick be especially watchful for any signs of wheezing or worsening asthma and seek medical help promptly if breathing difficulty occurs. Children and adults with asthma should be sure to take their medications as prescribed and have an asthma control plan with their healthcare provider. They should contact their healthcare provider promptly if asthma symptoms worsen even after taking medication.

For more information about EV-D68:
www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/ev-d68.html
Snohomish Health District: www.snohd.org

Ebola Virus Disease

According to the CDC, symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease include fever (greater than 101.5°F; low grade fever of 99.0F should be investigated), severe headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal (stomach) pain, and unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising). Symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 21 days after exposure to Ebola, but the average is eight to 10 days.

There is no FDA‐approved vaccine available for Ebola. According to the CDC, to best protect yourself from Ebola:

When in doubt, contact the local health department at www.snohd.org.

For more information about the Ebola Virus Disease:
www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html

The CDC has compiled guidelines for colleges and universities dealing with Ebola Virus Disease. See their advice at: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/advice-for-colleges-universities-and-students-about-ebola-in-west-africa.

Important facts to remember: