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Update for Students

Updated March 10, 2020

Spring Break & Other Travel

The University urges all students to exercise caution in personal domestic and international travel, staying current with CDC and Public Health statements regarding the COVID-19 virus and seasonal illnesses, such as influenza A and B, which remain threats to public health. Learn more at CDC: Spring Break Travel or US State Department Smart Travel Enrollment Program. All students, faculty, and staff traveling internationally must complete an International Travel Form upon their return. 

Feeling Sick? What to do.  

University community members showing symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 virus after returning from Spring Break will be required to be self-isolating and will be prohibited from attending classes or work assignments. Please be conscious of your responsibility to protect your fellow Western New England community members if you are feeling ill, regardless of your actual symptoms. DO NOT go to WNE Health Services without first calling 413-782-1211 so that special accommodations can be made to avoid contact with others. 

Conference or Competition Attendance

The University is not imposing restrictions on the University-sponsored domestic travel at this time, but urges faculty, staff, and students to be aware that upcoming conferences may be canceled and to exercise caution in making plans. In cases where events are canceled for arrangements made prior to March 12, 2020, the University will work to obtain refunds but will otherwise reimburse individuals for personal charges, which anticipated reimbursement consistent with the existing travel policy as if the travel had been undertaken.