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Emergency Updates

    • Summer Term International Programming Cancelled

      April 10, 2020

      Amidst continuing concerns about the viability of international travel and in support of worldwide public health efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, Drexel has cancelled all summer international programming. This includes international co-op placements, all study abroad programs, and all student organization international travel. Faculty and staff international travel is also cancelled until further notice. For more information, please visit Drexel's Response to Coronavirus webpage.

       


    • State Department Issues Global Health Advisory

      March 31, 2020

      The United States Department of State has issued a Level 4 Do Not Travel Global Health Advisory due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on travel. While many countries have a lower level of infection than the United States, widespread government restrictions for travel and the elimination of commercial flights makes it increasingly difficult for travelers to return to the United States. All known Drexel travelers have been strongly encouraged to return to their homes or the United States. 


    • International Travel Ban Instituted

      March 10, 2020

      Due to the growing number of cases of COVID-19 worldwide and concerns about the viability of international travel and its impact on public health, Drexel has made the very difficult decision to cancel all spring term international travel. This includes international co-op placements, all study abroad programs for the spring term, all student organization international travel and faculty and staff international travel. Students who are currently abroad on Drexel-affiliated programs will be permitted to stay to complete their programs. Questions about the international travel ban should be directed to the Provost's Office. Please visit the University's website dedicated to Coronavirus for more information. 


    • Update on Drexel COVID-19 Monitoring and Restrictions

      March 02, 2020

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security continues with its close monitoring of the global spread of COVID-19. Drexel is currently restricting travel to China, South Korea and Italy unless approved by the Provost.

      Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control the University is reviewing carefully the locations of all student international programs, as Drexel has been doing since the beginning of the outbreak. This includes following the specific country-level guidance from the CDC and State Department Advisories levels for individual countries where we may have or anticipate having travelers.  


    • Drexel Restricts South Korea for All Travelers

      February 28, 2020

      Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, Drexel is restricting university-related travel to South Korea at this time for all travelers, including faculty and professional staff. As with the restriction on travel to China, any faculty, professional staff member or student who wishes to travel to South Korea will require written approval from the Provost’s Office. Prospective travel would first need approval from the respective dean or department head, with all requests then submitted to the provost for review and final decision.

       


    • Italy Added to Restricted Travel List

      February 28, 2020

      Due to community spread of COVID-19, Drexel is restricting university-related travel to Italy following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC raised the Advisory Level for Italy to 3: Avoid Non-Essential Travel.


    • Drexel Classifies South Korea as High Risk Travel

      February 25, 2020

      Due to the current CDC Level 3 Advisory for South Korea: Avoid Non-Essential Travel, travel to South Korea is now determined to be High Risk by the University Travel Risk Review Committee and upcoming travel to South Korea is prohibited at this time for all Drexel students. 

      Given the uncertainty of the current situation in South Korea with the containment of COVID-19, Drexel strongly discourages faculty and staff from traveling to South Korea at this time. Drexel faculty and staff with upcoming travel plans to South Korea should contact Drexel International Health, Safety and Security for further guidance on the advisability of travel to South Korea. International Health, Safety and Security is actively monitoring developments in South Korea, Italy and other affected countries. 



    • COVID-19 Additional Areas of Concern

      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.  


    • Update to CDC Guidance for Travelers from China

      February 05, 2020

      Following updated guidance from the CDC, travelers from China should self-isolate and monitor their health for 14 days following their departure from China. Travelers who develop a fever, cough or have difficulty breathing should call their primary care physician or the Philadelphia Public Health department before going to a doctor's office or emergency room for care. 

      Drexel travelers should also be aware that there are significant entry restrictions in place for many countries, including the United States, for any travelers arriving from China. This includes potential restrictions on US citizens for entry to the US. Travelers to international destinations who have been in China in the 15 days prior to travel should check with their airlines about any restrictions for entry into their destination country. 


    • Update Drexel Travel Restricted Amid Corona Virus Outbreak

      January 30, 2020

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security continues to monitor closely the coronavirus outbreak, which is centered in Wuhan, China, but also present throughout that country. Given that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends avoiding all nonessential travel to China and the US Department of State has issued a Level 4: Do not travel for all of China, we have decided to restrict all Drexel University faculty, professional staff and student travel to China, effective immediately. 

       

      Any faculty, professional staff member or student who wishes to travel to China will require written approval from the Provost’s OfficeProspective travel would first need approval from the respective dean or department head, with all requests then submitted to the provost for review and final decision.  In addition, all upcoming travel to China for Drexel students is suspended until further notice. This approach follows the current guidance of the CDC, as well as the U.S. State Department.  

       

      Faculty and professional staff who have travelers visiting from China to Drexel should be advised that, following guidance from the CDC, all travelers arriving from China will be screened upon arrival for symptoms of coronavirus. If they are not showing signs of illness, they will be permitted to enter and engage in normal activities and interactions. Drexel departments and colleges hosting Chinese visitors should ensure that visitors have information on how to proceed if they become unwell during their visit. Travelers from China who have been in the U.S. for more than 14 days without symptoms are considered to have passed the incubation period for the coronavirus. 


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