K-State places ban on travel to certain countries affected by COVID-19

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K-State students and faculty won’t be able to go on university-sponsored or faculty-led trips to certain countries affected by COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, for the foreseeable future.

The university has place a travel ban, with guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. State Department, on these types of trips to countries that meet criteria for a CDC warning level 3 or a U.S. State Department Travel Advisory level 4.

K-State Division of Communications and Marketing Vice President Jeff Morris says the ban will also affect some students currently overseas.

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Although the ban won’t affect personal travel, Morris says people traveling for spring break should still be aware of the risks involved.

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According to Morris, there is a plan in place for how to treat students returning from trips who show symptoms of COVID-19.

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Information on travel advisories and warnings can be found on the U.S. Department of State’s website.

Travelers can also register on this same website to receive up-to-date information.

Those seeking exemptions can fill out the Travel Exemption Request Form on the K-State website and send it to IRAWG@k-state.edu.

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