Coronavirus Information and Status at LIM College
All classes for Summer Sessions A, B, and C have been moved to an online/remote format. Students have the option to take Summer 2020 classes under the Pass/Fail grading system.
All on-campus events for May, June, and July have been canceled, postponed, or will be conducted virtually. The College will continue to conduct all operations remotely through at least June 13.
Summer 2020 Study Abroad programs in Florence, Italy (Rebirth and Revolution: The Arts in Florence) and London, England (The Buying Trip and Competitive Shop) have been canceled.
Registration for the Fall 2020 semester is open for continuing students.
LIM College has received Federal stimulus funds that Congress has made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The U.S. Department of Education has specified that these funds be used to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Click here for information on specific criteria that students must meet in order to be eligible to apply, as well as a link to our online application and certification form.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Coronavirus
The coronavirus issue is an evolving situation, and updates are available from the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including updated Travel Notices for countries with community transmission.
About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
What is the 2019 novel coronavirus?
The 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, which means there are now outbreaks in multiple countries and continents simultaneously. Learn about 2019 novel coronavirus.
How does the coronavirus spread?
This virus probably originally emerged from an animal source but now seems to be spreading from person to person. The exact way the virus is spread is not fully known. With similar coronaviruses MERS and SARS, person-to-person spread is thought to have happened mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other viruses that cause respiratory illness spread. There also may be some spread when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touches his or her own mouth or nose or possibly their eyes. Spread of SARS and MERS between people has generally occurred between close contacts. There is much more to learn about COVID-19, and investigations are ongoing.
How many people in the United States have been infected?
The first infection with COVID-19 in the United States was reported on January 21, 2020. The first confirmed instance of person-to-person spread of this virus in the United States was reported on January 30, 2020. See the current U.S. case count of infection with COVID-19.