Please be advised, on Jan. 27, 2020, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a Level 3 health travel notice (the highest threat level) recommending that all persons avoid all nonessential travel to China. Further, on Feb. 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued supplemental instructions indicating that any returning U.S. citizens who have traveled in China within 14 days of their arrival in the U.S. will be routed to one of seven designated airports where the government has enhanced public health resources in order to implement enhanced screening procedures. In addition, U.S. citizens who have been in Hubei province in China within 14 days of their return to the U.S. will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine. U.S. citizens who have been in other areas of mainland China within 14 days of their return to the U.S. will be required to undergo proactive entry health screening and up to 14 days of self-quarantine with health monitoring to ensure they have not contracted the virus and do not pose a public health risk.
Also, under the DHS instructions, foreign nationals who have traveled in China within 14 days of their arrival will be denied entry into the United States (DHS Supplemental Instructions Feb. 2, 2020).
Faculty, staff, and students are discouraged from travel to protect community health. If you need to cancel a planned work trip, please refer to the guidance from the Coast Community College District's (March 10) email. Travel is banned to countries with a
Level 3 Travel Health Notice.