February 28, 2020
Campus Community –
For the past several weeks, the Division of Technology and Security has been monitoring the coronavirus outbreaks and its global impact. Additionally, the Office of International Affairs, the SDSU Student Health Clinic and others on campus have been involved.
Although there are no confirmed cases in the state of South Dakota, concerns about the virus increase as more and more people around the world have become infected. Currently, there are 59 confirmed cases in the United States.
A webpage containing information about the coronavirus is developed and available for our university’s needs. It will continue to be updated as more information is released.
International Travel Guidelines
The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is paramount to our university. Based on the rising threats of the coronavirus, the university reserves the right, according to university policy 2:11, to suspend international travel for faculty and students planning a university-sponsored event according to travel warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State.
Based on the State Department’s travel advisory levels, the university will suspend any travel to countries at a Level 4: Do Not Travel or Level 3: Reconsider Travel for countries noted for an outbreak of the coronavirus. This will also remain in effect until further notice.
Countries under a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution for an outbreak of the coronavirus will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis per section 3B: Waiver of Travel Warning per the university’s policy. Based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the university suspended a study abroad program for Italy, a country currently listed at Level 2.
Thank you for your attention to this important information. If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Technology and Security at 605-688-4988 or email Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org .
Vice President for Technology & Security