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Texas A&M Suspends All Student Travel, All Non-Essential Travel By Faculty, Staff, And Researchers To China

The university announced today that travel rules have changed due to concerns about the coronavirus.
By Texas A&M University Office of Risk, Ethics and Compliance January 28, 2020

Based on advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Texas A&M is suspending all university-sponsored travel to China for undergraduate students due to an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that can be spread from person to person.

Faculty, staff and graduate researchers are urged to give serious evaluation before requesting travel to China as it will require pre-approval and only be granted for essential travel.

Travel to China is considered high risk and no precautions are available to protect against the identified increased risk.

Too, there’s no transportation allowed within and out of Wuhan and other cities of Hubei province, including buses, subways, trains and the international airport. There’s limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas, according to the CDC, which said other areas may be affected.

The U.S. Department of State also recommended all travelers reconsider making any trips to China.

See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for updates.

Texas A&M University will continue monitoring this situation and give updates as appropriate.

Media contact: Kelly Brown, 979-845-1264,

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