February 23, 2020
Drexel International Health, Safety and Security continues in its monitoring of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and is following closely the situations in South Korea, Japan and Italy where increases in the number of cases have occurred over the past 72 hours. The CDC has raised its advisory level to Level 2: Practice Enhanced Precautions for Japan and South Korea, advising against travel to these countries for older adults or those with chronic medical conditions. Italy remains with a Level 1 CDC Advisory: Practice Usual Precautions. Information and guidance have been provided to known travelers in the affected countries.
Drexel IHSS has been monitoring COVID-19 since January 21 and regularly receives advisories from On Call International, our Emergency Assistance provider, OSAC, a division of the US State Department and the CDC. Drexel is part of a network of safety and security professionals that share information and insights on current approaches of universities and best practices.