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UNO suspends education abroad program due to coronavirus concerns

Posted at 11:22 AM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 12:23:43-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The University of Nebraska Omaha is instituting some changes due to concerns about the coronavirus.

The university has suspended education abroad programs in China for the early portion of the 2020 spring semester. The university says they are in contact with impacted students and will work with them to adjust their academic plans for the semester.

A decision about the continuation of the education abroad programs for May and the summer will be made at a later date, the university said.

The 2019 novel coronavirus is a new virus strain that is believed to have originated near Wuhan China and started spreading among people late last year.

Faculty and staff travel for China is currently restricted based on the CDC’s current warning level advisory. Faculty and staff need to request special permission prior to traveling.

There are currently no known cases of coronavirus in Nebraska.

The CDC has issued some guidelines about the coronavirus.