IU prompts cancellation of spring break trips due to COVID-19

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Gov. Eric Holcomb declared Indiana in a state of emergency and urged Marion County to take necessary precautions as the first case of coronavirus was confirmed Friday morning. 

Due to the widespread outbreak of COVID-19, Indiana University has canceled all university-sponsored spring break student travel to international locations. According to the latest IU Public Safety Advisory announcement, the university is developing procedures to deal with the academic and financial impacts of these cancellations. 

 According to the announcement, every person traveling for any reason from a Level 2 or Level 3 country for COVID-19 must self-quarantine off campus for 14 days upon return to the US. 

Students and staff will not be able to return to residential housing or campus during the self-quarantine period. For those who cannot attend class, faculty will work with students to provide alternate academic plans. 

The advisory states that Indiana University is coordinating with local and state health departments and hospitals in the chance the virus is so spread. 

IU has prompted that individuals call their healthcare provider if they show symptoms and prevent the spread of illness through washing hands, covering coughs and getting an annual flu shot. 

For more information visit IU’s website and WHO’s website.

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