Novel coronavirus travel suspensions

Updated Feb. 24, 2020

NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL CAMPUSES: See the latest information for Temple University, Japan Campus and the latest information for Temple University Rome

To the Temple community:

Last week, we informed you that the situation regarding the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China triggered a suspension of university-affiliated student travel to mainland China. Since that time, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4 travel advisory recommending against all travel to mainland China. In keeping with the university’s International Travel Policy, we are suspending university-affiliated travel by faculty and staff to mainland China, effective immediately. The suspension will continue through the end of February, when this decision will be reviewed.

Temple University leadership continues to monitor the situation carefully. We recommend accessing the latest information on the impact of the illness from reliable sources like the CDC Novel Coronavirus website and the World Health Organization. In addition, we continue to work with International SOS and other organizations to ensure that members of the Temple community are safe, here or abroad.

Once again, we want to thank you for your cooperation. We will keep you updated on any significant changes.


Richard M. Englert

JoAnne A. Epps
Executive Vice President and Provost