Travel Advisory Committee - Community Update on Coronavirus
February 26, 2020
Dear Arcadia Community,
With more cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) being confirmed around the world, the University wants to update the community on how the virus has impacted our academic and international programs.
Arcadia has cancelled Preview courses scheduled to travel to high-risk areas (as defined by our International Travel Policy—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Level 3 and Department of State Level 4) in China and South Korea. The University is closely monitoring health situations in Italy and Japan and will update the Arcadia community on decisions regarding those programs as they are made.
The College of Global Studies has been in frequent contact with students studying at Arcadia’s centers abroad, including in Italy, as well as with their families and home institutions. In response to the surge of cases in northern Italy, and in accordance with travel restrictions imposed by the Italian government, all students abroad have been advised to defer travel to the Lombardy and Veneto regions, including Milan and Venice, in Italy. Students overseas with health concerns should contact Arcadia Center staff or International SOS.
Students who have visited areas affected by the coronavirus and who have symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath should contact Student Health Services at 215-572-2966 or firstname.lastname@example.org (non-emergency), or visit the office on the ground floor of Heinz Hall. Faculty and staff should consult with their primary care physician and be sure to share their recent travel history including itinerary and airports visited. University community members are encouraged to consult with Travel Health and Safety Manager Dan Devery (267-620-4134, email@example.com) with any questions regarding upcoming University-sponsored travel plans.