Missouri State Suspends Travel to China

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Missouri State has told students and faculty they will be suspending any travel to China.

In an email from Dr. Jim Baker, Vice President for Research, Economic Development and International Programs, and Dr. Frederick Muegge, Director of Health and Wellness Services.

Wednesday, the University stated: “All university travel to China is cancelled at this time. This directive will be revisited in mid-February.”

While the University said that MSU student travel during the spring semester is “generally low”, they were in touch with other travelers connected to the school.

Spring break travel sponsored by the University is currently under review.

Missouri State has a strong history of working with China. The school has a campus there and hundreds of Chinese nationals are studying at the Springfield campus.

The school was specific in the email that no Missouri State affiliated persons have been in Wuhan, China, where the virus is believed to have originated, in several weeks.

The University will continue with all celebrations of Chinese culture on campus, including the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities.

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