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Spring break study abroad canceled due to growing health risks

March 10, 2020

Due to the growing risk of coronavirus both in-state and internationally, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs David Travis said in a campus-wide email sent on March 9, that study abroad trips scheduled for spring break will be canceled. Travis listed various factors relating to coronavirus.

As of March 9, the Department of Health Services and the Pierce County Public Health Department in Wisconsin have confirmed the second case coronavirus. The person had been traveling within the U.S., and is remaining in isolation at home. Pierce County health officials are looking into who has been in contact with the patient.

According to the provost, the virus’ impact is compromising the educational experience of the trips abroad. Further details of the decision have not been worked out yet. Travis said there will be more information soon.