message from sage hawk's president
To those concerned,
First and foremost, I’d like to personally thank those that have been following the efforts of Sage Hawk since our inception. In an effort to address the worldwide coronavirus situation, Sage Hawk has decided to temporarily postpone courses for the 2020 year to ensure the safety of students and staff alike. As of today, the situation very much remains a dynamic one, and it can be difficult to project where tomorrow, next week, or even next year can take us. That being said, Sage Hawk is committed to providing technology education to those who seek it, and we intend to begin classes again once the situation is manageable. Please keep checking for updates here, or on our Facebook page.
As a personal note, in addition to helping this incredible foundation strive towards its mission, I have been blessed with assisting in marketing efforts for a global company specializing in disinfection and decontamination. I’ve been able to talk with Infection Preventionists and healthcare industry specialists, and I’d like to share some of the things that I’ve learned about the coronavirus.
Coronavirus, like the flu, is a respiratory infection. However, it’s considerably more infectious than the flu and can remain unnoticed for up to two weeks while also maintaining the ability to stay dormant on surfaces for many days. The good news is that the coronavirus is ultimately not a difficult virus to kill and, in this instance, the best defense is a good offense. Be proactive in washing your hands thoroughly for about 90 seconds and avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes. Some common disinfectants have efficacy against strands of the virus, so actively clean frequented areas often. Be wary of touching unfamiliar surfaces and staying in public areas. Most importantly, do not panic. Stay aware of emerging cases, but remember that it is only lethal to those with weak immune systems, such as infants or the elderly.
Everyone at Sage Hawk appreciates your interest and understanding, and we look forward to hearing from you regarding upcoming classes and serving the communities we care for so much.
Connor L. Gilchrist, President
The Sage Hawk Foundation