UNL suspends student travel outside the U.S. amid coronavirus outbreak

UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green wrote in a letter to campus Thursday travel will be suspended for the remainder of the spring semester. 
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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has suspended upcoming university-sponsored travel for students outside the continental United States and Hawaii due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green wrote in a letter to campus Thursday travel will be suspended for the remainder of the spring semester.

Students already overseas on education abroad programs will be permitted to remain on those programs as long as the CDC level for the country they are in remains below level 3.

Green said administrators are closely monitoring the spread of the disease and evaluating whether to extend this cancellation of student university-sponsored travel through the summer. He said he expects to make that determination in the coming weeks.

Formal travel restrictions are not being placed on faculty or staff at this time, Green said.

Green went on to say:

“On behalf of our leadership team, I want to stress that we are committed to the safety of our campus community and our greater community, and to taking any necessary steps in a thoughtful and timely manner. As this situation continues to unfold, we ask our students, faculty and staff to demonstrate support and compassion as this potentially impacts us all and could happen to anyone. It is also our goal to be open and transparent. We will provide any necessary information to our campus as quickly as decisions are made.”

See also: https://www.klkntv.com/story/41859183/coronavirus-forces-unk-to-cancel-study-abroad-to-czech-republic

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