March 5, 2020
Good afternoon Post University Spring Break travelers,
As you read in the recent letter from President Hopkins, Post-sponsored travel to countries with a Center for Disease Control (CDC) Warning of 3 or higher has been prohibited. Students who choose to travel to these countries during Spring Break may encounter difficulty returning to the United States through customs and will be required to participate in a 14-day self-quarantine off campus before returning to the Post University campus. Details on the self-quarantine process can be found in President Hopkin’s letter.
As of today, Thursday, March 5, the CDC has only identified four countries with a warning level above 3: China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices). While we do not expect it to happen, if the CDC should increase the warning level to 3 for a country you visit while you are traveling abroad next week, you will be required to participate in a 14-day self-quarantine before returning to campus. Please know that your Advisors and all of us in Academic Affairs are prepared to be creative and flexible to ensure that you will continue to have access to your instructors, your course materials, and any academic support you need to continue your learning experience remotely during the quarantine period.
I do wish you all safe travels over Spring Break, complete with rest, relaxation, and responsible fun!
All my best,
PS- The US State Department provides a free service called STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) that facilitates US citizens and nationals in sharing their upcoming travel with the nearest Embassy or Consulate in the countries to which they travel. This program can help the US Embassy contact you in an emergency. https://step.state.gov/step/