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Coronavirus (Novel Coronavirus: COVID-19)

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Due to increased global health concerns related to the coronavirus, Ferris State University is suspending university-sponsored, international travel for students, faculty, and staff to China and Southeast Asia. Ferris will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and adjust as appropriate given updates from the World Health Organization and the Department of State. Specific questions and additional information requests should be directed to Academic Affairs at (231) 591-2300.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than a thousand confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States.

Ferris State University is monitoring this outbreak and will update campus as needed. Currently, there is no direct threat to campus or students. Please visit www.cdc.gov for updated information on this outbreak and any other health concerns.

If you plan to travel, especially internationally, it is recommended you visit the U.S. State Department Travel Advisory page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html CDC travel page for up to date notices and alerts: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices.

There are ongoing updates and alerts regarding travel to China. If you have a trip planned to China, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html and CDC website https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/china#travel-notices regarding the travel notices to the area.

If you have symptoms of fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing and in the last 14 days:

  • You traveled to/through Wuhan, OR.
  • You visited another affected region in China, OR.
  • You had close contact with someone who had traveled to an affected region in China and had respiratory symptoms 

If you have recently traveled to China and are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness like fever, cough, shortness of breath, please contact your healthcare provider by phone to describe your symptoms and travel history.  Avoid public transportation and walking into medical facilities without first contacting them by phone for advice.

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