A message from Yale Provost Scott Strobel on coronavirus and travel

Dear Members of the Yale Community:
Yale University continues to closely monitor the evolving novel coronavirus (abbreviated 2019-nCoV) outbreak that is centered in China. To date, there are no confirmed cases in Connecticut, and health officials stress that the risk of infection remains low. However, the situation continues to evolve. 

Last night, the U.S. Department of State issued a “Level 4: Do Not Travel” warning for China. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has classified China as “Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel.” In order to protect the health and safety of our community at home and abroad, and in accordance with the CDC and State Department guidance, we are issuing the following guidance for the Yale community:
Yale travel to China 

Travel from China to Yale 

Yale travelers currently in China

You can find updated information about 2019-nCoV and recommendations at these sites:
CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

We also want to urge you to check the Yale Health website (https://yalehealth.yale.edu/) for updated information including FAQs and important advice regarding seasonal influenza (flu). 

We will continue to monitor the situation and will send updates as needed.

Scott Strobel
Provost and Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Janet Lindner
Vice President for Human Resources & Administration

Pericles Lewis
Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of Comparative Literature