University of San Diego

Student Affairs

Dear USD Community:

In an effort to support the well-being of the university community, we have continued to monitor recommendations related to the 2019 novel Coronavirus (n-CoV). This situation is dynamic and rapidly changing with new guidance and recommendations issued.

While this is a serious public health threat, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) characterizes the immediate health risk from the new coronavirus as low for anyone who is unlikely to be exposed to this virus.

There are currently no known exposures to the coronavirus on the USD campus. Although this is a low risk situation to our community, we are taking high precautions and will continue to update the campus as circumstances warrant.

On January 31, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency and announced new travel restrictions from China to the United States:

Effective 5 p.m. February 2, 2020, the U.S. has new travel restrictions and required monitoring. There will be a temporary ban on entry for foreign nationals who have been to China in the past 14 days. American citizens returning from Hubei in the past 14 days will be subject to health screening and up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine. American citizens returning from mainland China in the past 14 days will be subject to health screening and up to 14 days of monitored self isolation. 

If you were in China and returned to the United States after January 18, 2020, this is important information for you:

  • If you have traveled to Hubei in the past 14 days, please contact your healthcare provider and provide this information. You need to be screened, monitored and self-isolate up to 14 days after leaving China. 
  • If you have traveled in mainland China (outside of Hubei) in the past 14 days, you need to self-monitor and self-isolate for up to 14 days after leaving China. 

If this applies to you, click here for what you need to know and do.

In addition to these new travel restrictions from China to the United States, earlier this week, travel restrictions to China were implemented by the U.S. Department of State and the CDC. State Department elevated China travel advisory to 'Do Not Travel' due to coronavirus. USD is suspending campus-related travel to China.

As with any health alert, the university is proactively working with campus partners, as well as local and state resources, to monitor the situation and to protect the health and well-being of the USD community. 

The most current and reliable information can be found on the CDC website.

Sincerely,

Pamela Sikes, MS, FNP-BC
Director, Student Health Center
University of San Diego

University of San Diego

Student Affairs
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