ETSU suspends outgoing international travel amid coronavirus

Johnson City Press • Updated Mar 9, 2020 at 10:52 AM

Due to the recent spread of the novel coronavirus, ETSU suspended all outgoing university-related international travel Monday through June 15.

This includes all travel related to teaching, study-abroad programs, research, internships, conferences, presentations, performances and athletics, according to a statement sent to the campus community from President Brian Noland. Noland said the university will be “continuously reassessing its operations in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation” and is working with students who are currently studying abroad.

“As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 virus, please be assured that East Tennessee State University is following recommendations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Tennessee Department of Health, and the Washington County Health Department. At this time, there have been no cases of the virus diagnosed at ETSU. However, as the coronavirus continues to spread, the health and safety of the ETSU community remain a top priority,” Noland’s statement read. 

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