WLU advises all students and faculty to avoid nonessential travel to areas/cities/countries with contagious disease outbreaks.
During times of highly communicable disease outbreak, such as with the Novel Corona Virus (2019-nCoV), international travel and travel to high risk domestic areas should be reported to the West Liberty University Student Health Services. Information concerning travel and its associated risks will be evaluated.
A travel screening form will be completed and turned in to Student Health Services. The International Student Office will also have the form completed by each International student and share a copy with Student Health Services.
Any person(s) choosing to travel to a highly communicable disease outbreak affected region, despite the risks involved, should be informed that his or her return to campus may be jeopardized. Affected regions are continually updated per the CDC.
If symptoms of a highly communicable disease are present in any individual after traveling to an outbreak affected region, he or she should isolate immediately and call 911 to be transported to a hospital emergency room. The individual should report to the 911 operator that he or she has recently traveled to an affected region. An individual SHOULD NOT use a student health facility, urgent care, or quick clinic.
Individuals who have traveled to an affected region should isolate themselves after possible exposure; the person should pay attention to their health and follow CDC guidelines:
- Monitor your health if you were in an area with an outbreak or have been around anyone who traveled to an area of outbreak.
- If you have traveled to an area with a high incidence of disease outbreak, such as COVID-19, and you develop a fever (temperature of 100.4°F/ 38.0°C or higher) cough, or shortness of breath. Call 911 and inform the 911 operator of your recent travel and symptoms.