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OSU Announces New University-Sponsored Travel Restrictions

Posted at 3:33 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 11:42:22-04

Oklahoma State University announced its new guidelines for university-sponsored travel restrictions Tuesday.

OSU has prohibited all university-sponsored international travel effective March 13, according to a statement released by university officials. It has also suspended all non-essential university-sponsored domestic air travel effective immediately until further notice.

The university released a statement regarding its contingency plan for course continuation.

The health and well-being of our campus community are paramount to all of us as we continue to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are coordinating closely with our colleagues at OU and following the guidance of local, state, national and global health officials as we contemplate the timing of contingency plans and next steps.

While no decision to do so has been made, we are exploring the possibility of moving our in-person classes at both Stillwater and Tulsa campuses online for two weeks following spring break as a contingency plan to protect our campus community as best we can.

Students are advised to take any course materials and devices with them as they leave for spring break in the event that face-to-face instruction moves to online learning for a time. Resources will be made available to students and faculty should we suspend in-person instruction.

The university also provided useful information about the coronavirus, such as protocols from the CDC along with the university's frequently asked questions and more.

The university says it will continue to provide updates regarding COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.

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