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2020 Education Abroad Trip Cancelled to China Due to Coronavirus

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Texas State University | January 30, 2020

In response to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, Texas State University has cancelled a planned summer 2020 Education Abroad trip to China. The cancellation is in accordance with the Texas State University System travel policy which stipulates that graduate and undergraduate students are not permitted to undertake official travel to regions designated Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) by the United States Department of State. China has been designated a Travel Advisory Level 3, and Hubei Province in China as Level 4. 

Currently, no Texas State students are on official Education Abroad trips in China.

Texas State students are encouraged to stay informed on current United States Department of State travel advisories and to monitor Centers for Disease Control advisories.

As the Vice President of Student Affairs Office shared in a university-wide email on January 24, the outbreak is being closely monitored by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization. The Texas State Student Health Center is also monitoring the situation and will follow any guidance provided by the CDC or state/local health department as the situation evolves. 

For more details about the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, go to the CDC website.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922