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Indiana University suspends travel to China due to Coronavirus

Indiana University has suspended all travel to China for faculty, staff and students to align with Center for Disease Control guidance, according an IU public statement advisory regarding the Cononavirus sent out Friday morning.

The statement reads in part,  “Indiana University, in accordance with guidance from the CDC and other federal agencies, is suspending travel to China for all faculty, staff and students. This suspension will be reconsidered when advisories are modified.” And continues with, “Indiana University will grant exceptions for humanitarian reasons for those traveling to countries to assist with pandemic response.”

The statement says there are no known cases at IU, but one person in Northern Indiana is being treated for the virus, but 98-percent of cases are in mainland China.

The statement also says:

“Please call your primary health care provider or your IU campus health center if you:

  • Have traveled to Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, or
  • Were in close contact with a person who is under investigation for coronavirus while they were illORhas a laboratory-confirmed case within the last 14 days

And

  • Have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath.”

The advisory says that most cases exhibit mild and have recovered without issue, but the university is closely monitoring the spread of the virus.

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