Coronavirus Update: Spring Break

With Spring break fast approaching, we would like to recommend that you do not participate in any unnecessary travel to countries affected by the coronavirus.

Specifically, Americans are urged to avoid nonessential travel to China, Iran, South Korea, and Italy and to enhance precautions in Japan. Your decision to cancel traveling should be based on advice and situation reports from the World Health Organization, advisories from the U.S. State Department, and notices from the Centers for Disease Control. You can search for official updates on the country where you intend to travel on the CDC’s Travel Health Notice page. Please also monitor airline service and immigration policy updates, and consider alternative plans if warranted.

If you are not able to cancel your travel plans and are not considered to be at high risk for severe illness, please keep in mind that there is a possibility you may get stuck in a foreign country. This may be due to countries restricting where individuals can visit or whether anyone is allowed to enter from affected areas.

If you decide to still travel to an impacted area:

  • Thoroughly wipe down surfaces
  • Avoid sick people
  • Transit quickly through airports
  • Purchase a medical policy for your trip
  • Build redundancy into your plan and add time for delays
  • Create a detailed itinerary of where you will be and when and give it to someone you trust
  • Bring a 30 day supply of your medication including the original prescription should you need a refill
  • Pack extra batteries, communication devices, food/water, eyeglasses, financial tools, transportation, lodging, airfare, passport, proof of health insurance, etc.,
  • Bring work or school materials in case you get stuck

It is also important to note that although there are countries not affected by the virus, the situation is dynamic and evolving. Every day there are newly reported cases in new areas.

For updated COVID-19 virus information, please visit

If you have any questions regarding the COVID-19 virus, please email [email protected]

Updated on  March 3rd, 2020.

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