With spring break approaching, college and college students contemplating leaving campus are reminded of the journey restrictions brought on by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, often known as the COVID-19 virus.
Spring break is Monday, March 23, to Friday, March 27.
Stanford has restricted all journey to China, and exceptions to that restriction could be requested solely from a vp, vice provost or dean. They then should be forwarded to the Workplace of the Provost. As well as, Stanford presently recommends avoiding journey to or via Hong Kong and Macao; nonetheless, stronger restrictions could also be forthcoming.
All Stanford group members – or these with a partner or housemate – who’ve returned from journey to mainland China within the final 14 days are being requested to self-isolate for no less than two weeks, working or finding out from residence. This contains all people, together with kids, with or with out signs. We anticipate this follow to stay in place via spring break.
Self-isolation means avoiding conditions the place you might infect different individuals. These embody any scenario the place you could are available in shut contact with others, corresponding to social occasions, work, faculty, transportation, eating places and all public gatherings.
For extra details about the novel coronavirus, see Stanford’s Public Well being Coverage Committee’s record of FAQs.
Federal restrictions are additionally in place. Any U.S. citizen returning residence who was within the Hubei Province of China throughout the earlier 14 days is quarantined for as much as 14 days as directed by the Heart for Illness Management below the authorization of U.S. Well being and Human Companies. U.S. residents getting back from different elements of China additionally face restrictions. As well as, the U.S. State Division has quickly suspended entry into america for any international nationals who traveled to or from China. Particulars on federal restrictions could be discovered on the CDC website.
As well as, many airways have suspended flights into and out of China, elevating the chance that college students touring to China could not be capable of return.
College students are additionally reminded that these with housing contracts for each winter and spring quarters could stay in residences throughout spring break. College students with meal plans are welcome to eat on the Arrillaga Household Eating Commons, which is able to stay open through the break. Preparations are additionally being made to make sure that college students on the Row have absolutely stocked kitchens, even when their cooks are usually not working throughout spring break.