This message was sent on March 13:

Dear students, faculty and staff,

We are writing to you because there has been an update to the travel health message sent late yesterday. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its travel health notice system to reflect the declaration of a worldwide pandemic for COVID-19. All countries other than those with a Level 3 CDC Travel Health Notice have been assigned a Level 2 Travel Health Notice to reflect the widespread transmission of this virus. On March 11, 2020, the CDC raised its travel advisory for Europe to “Level 3, Avoid Non-essential Travel” because of widespread sustained transmission of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

This is a reminder that all students, faculty or staff returning from countries with Level 3 travel health notices or from a cruise should not return to campus without first completing a 14-day self-isolation period without developing symptoms of COVID-19. CDC instructions for self-isolation and symptom monitoring can be found here.

Faculty, staff and students who plan to remain in the local community and any student who requests to reside on campus for one or more nights are being asked to:

  1. Review both CDC Level 3 locations (international map) and states in the United States (U.S. map) with widespread (50 cases and above) COVID-19 presence.
  2. If you have traveled to any of these locations or have been on a cruise in the last 14 days, please complete the Travel Reporting Form so that the university can provide guidance regarding appropriate health care and other decisions.

Wake Forest will continue to communicate updates about other issues related to COVID-19. See the COVID-19 website for the latest information.

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