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Corona Virus Advisory


The CDC is regularly monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus initially identified in Wuhan City, China. Faculty, staff and students considering international travel should visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information regarding this outbreak.


We also recommend that you follow the State Department guidelines advising people not to travel to Hubei province. If you are returning from international travel involving destinations where coronavirus has been reported and have symptoms of a respiratory illness, please seek medical assistance through your primary care physician or through student health services. Clearance must be obtained through Jefferson Occupational Health Network prior to a return to work or school.

Useful Websites with Practical Information About Travel and Studying Abroad

U.S. State Department Students Abroad
U.S. State Department Travel
U.S. State Department Country Specific Information Sheets
Centers for Disease Control: Study Abroad Page
U.S. Embassies Abroad
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
HTH Parents
MobilityUSA - National Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Exchange
PhilaU Financial Aid


U.S. Emergency Contacts for Use While Abroad

Jefferson East Falls Public Safety and Security 24-hour hotline 1-215-951-2999
GeoBlue/HTH Worldwide Emergency Medical Services3 +01-610-254-8771 (from outside the U.S.)
1-800-257-4823 (from inside the U.S.)

3In a medical emergency, always seek medical care first and then contact GeoBlue (formerly HTH )Worldwide for further assistance. GeoBlue emergency medical services are available to students who are enrolled in the GeoBlue/HTH Worldwide international medical insurance plan while abroad.  Students who are abroad and are not enrolled in this plan will not have access to their emergency services.
In addition to these U.S. based emergency contacts, students who are abroad on a full semester or summer term program will also be provided local 24-hour emergency contact information from their host institution during their arrival orientation.

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