Auburn University temporarily suspending travel to China

January 31, 2020

Due to continuing concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus, Auburn is temporarily suspending all university travel to China for students, faculty and staff.

University officials also encourage all students, faculty and staff who have returned from China in the past 14 days or been exposed to someone who is ill and who has traveled to China in the past 14 days to call the Auburn Medical Clinic at 334-844-6125.

“Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our campus community,” said Auburn Interim President Jay Gogue. “We are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution.”

The World Health Organization declared a public health emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. The U.S. State Department also recently issued an advisory warning Americans not to travel to China.

Dr. Fred Kam, director of the campus medical clinic, said coronavirus symptoms are similar to those of the flu, such as fever, coughing and difficulty breathing. “If you have any reason to believe you may have been exposed or have any coronavirus symptoms, we ask that you call the clinic,” said Kam.

More information and resources are available on the university website.

Last updated: January 31, 2020