University of Evansville releases coronavirus protocol

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)- The University of Evansville announced Friday that it will cancel spring and summer programs to “elevated risk areas” including China, South Korea, and Italy amid fears of the coronavirus.

In addition to canceling those programs, the university is “strongly discouraging” students, faculty, and staff from traveling to these areas. The university says it has been “closely monitoring” the situation, though it says the number of confirmed cases in the United States and the United Kingdom remains small.

The university has set up a coronavirus task force to help protect its campus community in Evansville and at Harlaxton, the university’s study abroad center in England.

The university says anyone who has traveled to any of the elevated risk areas must be cleared according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines before returning to campus. The university also says they are currently working with the Vanderburgh County Health Department and the Indiana Health Department.

Currently, the university says no faculty are currently teaching in China or South Korea.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 28, 2020)

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