Dear Tulane Community:
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared coronavirus a “public health emergency” in the U.S. on January 31, 2020. Following that announcement, the U.S. government implemented the following travel restrictions:
The full travel restriction issued by President Trump can be found here.
Tulane University continues to monitor this rapidly changing situation. Tulane’s current policy to monitor and screen individuals entering the U.S. from China and arriving on the Tulane campus will continue for anyone arriving before the new U.S. restrictions go into place (see details in the original Travel Advisory below).
We understand there are questions and concerns about the ability for foreign nationals in China to acquire visas to attend upcoming events and programs at Tulane. Currently, we do not have information on how long and what impacts these travel restrictions may have for future events. We are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updated information as it becomes available.
Dear Tulane Community:
In response to the ongoing outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) both the Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued a Level 3 travel advisory for China. This level 3 travel advisory recommends avoiding non-essential* travel to the country. While these precautions are necessary to protect everyone, we must always keep in mind that Tulane University is a global institution that values and welcomes members from around the world. At this time, Tulane faculty across multiple schools and centers are already working to employ Tulane expertise and resources in the search for a reliable diagnosis and a cure.
Based on information from the CDC and public health and infectious disease experts, Tulane University is implementing the following travel guidelines and restrictions:
Other University-wide Precautions (All Campuses)
We encourage any student, faculty or staff in China to reach out to their school dean or the Provost for help or assistance during this time.
*Non-Essential Travel: University business or academic purposes, including but not limited to study abroad, internships, to perform academic work for credit, service, conferences or presentations, teaching or training, performances, recruiting or athletic competitions in China.
**Tulane Student Health Center is coordinating screening for Faculty, Staff and Students.