Purdue extends travel ban into summer for countries at high risk of coronavirus

A Purdue spokesperson says the university has now canceled summer study abroad travel to countries listed as a Level 2 or 3 risk.

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 12:36 PM
Updated: Feb 28, 2020 2:49 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Just two days after it canceled upcoming university-sponsored travel to countries at a risk of the coronavirus, Purdue is extending its ban into the summer. 

A Purdue spokesperson says the university has now canceled summer study abroad travel to countries listed as a Level 2 or 3 risk. Currently, that includes China, South Korea, Iran, Italy and Japan.

Purdue says it will take additional steps if any countries are added to the list.

In the meantime, Purdue is urging people to pay close attention to the CDC risk levels if they're traveling abroad.They're also recommending travelers to seek an assessment with a health care provider upon return if they go to an at-risk country.

Earlier this month, Purdue brought six students home studying abroad from Shanghai, China out of precaution. Purdue said there are no students currently being monitored for the coronavirus. About 135 students call Wuhan, China, the origin of the virus, home. 

You can check out countries that the CDC has listed at Level 2 risk or higher here.

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