Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China
You have probably seen media reports about an outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan city, China, caused by a new coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization are closely monitoring the evolving situation. The Center for Disease Control and our emergency services provider, International SOS, recommend deferring non-essential travel effective January 23, 2020.
The latest information on the spread of the illness is available from CDC Novel Coronavirus. The World Health Organization is also tracking the disease, and offers advice for travelers. We also recommend signing up for alerts from International SOS so that you can remain informed about their latest travel advice and recommendations.
If you traveled to Wuhan city on or after December 1, 2019 and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should:
- Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
- While Abroad:
- International SOS 215-942-8479
- Upon return to campus:
- Student Health Services 215-204-7500
- Employee Health Services 215-204-2679
- Avoid contact with others.
- Not travel while sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
We will keep you updated on any significant changes that would impact plans by members of the Temple community.