JAN. 28: UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
Officials from Student Health and from International Education continue to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak and have checked the well-being of our students from China enrolled this semester.
We’ve also identified and reached out to students who have ties to the areas identified as most impacted by the coronavirus. Our Medical Director, Dr. Eric Clark, has provided specific information to these students to assist them in understanding the symptoms and the guidance being published by international health agencies. As of this morning, Jan. 28, no students have been identified who have traveled to one of the impacted areas within the past 14 days AND have the physical symptoms of the virus. Both presence in the area and the presence of the physical symptoms must be present to indicate the need for further testing. We will continue to carefully monitor at risk students until we pass the 14-day period.
Out of an abundance of caution, the University has canceled tonight’s scheduled concert in Wright Music Building featuring the Jinling Dragon ensemble in celebration of Chinese New Year. The cancellation includes a pre-concert reception in the Tom H. Jackson Building.
A Saturday, Feb. 8, concert featuring the Zhou Family Band has also been canceled.
Even though artists and staff involved with the events are in good health and have not visited or have come in contact with those from any infected areas, we are canceling these events to allay any possible concerns.
We will continue to update the University community as warranted.
Sidney A. McPhee