Feb 13, 2020
As the Coronavirus outbreak spreads and IACLEA members work with partners to protect their campuses, IACLEA has gathered useful resources to assist you. Linked below are resources and information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American College Health Association (ACHA), as well as from Politico's Education Bulletin, .
See below for several resources related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
American College Health Association (ACHA) 2019 Novel Coronavirus: What Campuses Need to Know - https://www.acha.org/documents/Resources/2019_Novel_Coronavirus_Brief_January.28.2020.pdf
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) situation summary - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
CDC Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients Under Investigation for 2019 Novel Coronavirus - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/infection-control.html
CDC Travel Advisory - https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/novel-coronavirus-china
CDC Healthcare Professional Preparedness Checklist For Transport and Arrival of Patients Potentially Infected with 2019-nCoV - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/hcp-personnel-checklist.html
Information on campuses confronting the coronavirus threat from Politico's Education Bulletin, Feb. 1, 2020:
- Some schools have nixed trips from Chinese exchange students, and others have canceled study abroad programs entirely. Students who are concerned about contracting the virus have taken to wearing face masks.
- Colleges have also announced restrictions on travel to China due to escalated warnings from the State Department.
- China sends the largest share of international students to the United States, according to State Department data in its annual Open Doors report. There were 369,548 students from China in the 2018-19 school year.
- Campuses that are home to many international students have seen some misinformation spread. The University of Southern California has had to dispel rumors of coronavirus confirmed on campus after a false alarm sent its campus community into a frenzy.