UT Dallas halts student, faculty travel to China due to coronavirus outbreak

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The University of Texas at Dallas announced Jan. 31 that it is halting all travel to China due to the multinational outbreak of coronavirus. (Courtesy UT Dallas)

The University of Texas at Dallas announced Jan. 31 that it is halting all travel to China due to the multinational outbreak of coronavirus. (Courtesy UT Dallas)

The University of Texas at Dallas announced Jan. 31 that it is halting all travel to China due to the multinational outbreak of coronavirus.

“For the sake of the university community, UT Dallas has suspended all university-related travel to China for students and employees until further notice,” the statement read.

The university was unable to provide information regarding how many students or faculty members will be impacted by this decision.

The respiratory illness was first identified in Wuhan, China. There have been six positive cases of coronavirus in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which are closely monitoring the outbreak.

As of Jan. 30, the World Health Organization labeled the outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.


There are currently no known cases within the UT Dallas community. The university is directing students with specific questions to contact the International Risk and Safety Office at 972-883-4042.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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