The South Korean Government has declared the southeastern cities of Daegu and Cheongdo “special care zones,” and as a result, the IGC Foundation is now mandating that all students who live on campus and are from or have visited Daegu(대구)/Cheongdo(청도) move into self-quarantine rooms for 14 days, according to Randy McCrillis, dean of students for UAC. The University of Utah will provide meals for all self-quarantined students during this period. Dietary restrictions will be taken into consideration. In addition, McCrillis says his office will work with all faculty to ensure students are able to complete their academic coursework during this period.
He says UAC still plans to begin the Spring 2020 term on Monday, February 24. There will be no face-to-face classroom interactions during the first week of the term and the campus expects to return to normal operations on Monday March 2.
In addition to previous travel guidance the University of Utah recommends that students, faculty, and staff avoid all nonessential travel to the Daegue/Cheongdo area in South Korea. Questions should be directed to Sean Bridegam, the director for global risk management, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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