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Lambda Chi Alpha has been closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) in an effort to identify ways in which it may affect our members.

Infections with coronavirus COVID-19 are being reported in a growing number of countries internationally, including the United States. We want to remind our members of ways they can decrease the likelihood for contracting the virus. We know many of you may be traveling for Spring Break, living in close quarters with larger groups of your peers, and we want to encourage you to continue to be safe and aware of any risks.

Per our mandatory resolutions on alcohol and industry best practices, in conjunction with recommendations from the CDC surrounding coronavirus, we’ve created a list of recommendations to consider as you make plans for Spring Break.

  • The chapter and its members should not provide common sources of alcohol, including party juices, kegs, and other bulk quantities. In addition to this being a violation of our alcohol policies, centralized sources of alcohol increase the likelihood that germs and other bacteria can be spread. Despite popular lore, alcohol doesn’t “kill” said bacteria.
  • The chapter and its members should not support or encourage high-risk or “binge” drinking, including the rapid consumption of alcohol, such as drinking games, body shots, etc. The sharing of drinking vessels in these activities can increase the spreading of bacteria.
  • Limit the sharing of vaping tools like juuls, pens, etc.
  • We encourage limiting skin to skin contact where you can, increased handwashing, and the availability of anti-bacterial wipes and gels in environments with high volumes of people.

Avoid going viral in more ways than one by being safe, smart, and secure this Spring Break.

Learn more about coronavirus on the CDC website, and find the latest information issued by the CDC for travelers.

 

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