Marshall Suspends University Sponsored International Travel In Light Of Coronavirus
In the light of the spread of coronavirus abroad, Marshall University has announced it will cancel all university-sponsored international travel for at least the next 10 days. The announcement was made in response to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in consultation with the university’s chief medical officer, according to a press release.
Marshall University and Marshall Health officials attended briefings on coronavirus this week with the Cabell-Huntington Health Department, Kanawha County Health Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the State of West Virginia.
The university is coordinating a response plan based on an already existing Infectious Disease Preparedness Plan. The press release said university leadership met this week to review the plan and are making preparations in the event the disease begins to affect the university and the local community.
There have been no cases of coronavirus in West Virginia to date.
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