With spring break approaching, The University of Texas at Arlington is encouraging its community members to reconsider any nonessential travel to South Korea due to the widespread, ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in that country.
The University’s request is in accordance with current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which this week issued a Level 3 warning that travelers avoid all nonessential trips to South Korea.
UTA’s top priority is to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The University has been proactive in taking necessary actions, including outreach to students, faculty, and staff possibly affected by this evolving situation.
The University will continue to closely monitor the latest guidance and follow the recommendations of the UT System, CDC, and U.S. Department of State.
We also recommend our community members follow CDC and public health guidelines, which are similar to what is recommended during flu and cold season, including:
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid contact with others who are sick.
- Seek medical attention if you are sick. Students may schedule an appointment with or visit Health Services.
The flu vaccine is FREE with UT Select and UT Connect health coverage. Make an appointment with your physician if you are not feeling well and avoid attending work until you are better.