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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ebola Guidelines Different For Students vs. Faculty at University of Idaho

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 2:08 PM

The University of Idaho has unveiled a series of guidelines regarding Ebola, but the requirements/suggestions/guidelines are quite different for students than they are for faculty or staff.

The U of I announced Thursday that it had issued the following rules:

1. All university-related travel by students, faculty or staff to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone must have prior approval from the university provost and executive vice president. 
2. All students who have traveled from the affected countries are asked to contact Student Health Services. However, faculty and staff are allowed to contact their own health care providers.
3. Any faculty and staff traveling abroad (destinations aren't specified) are strongly encouraged to register with U of I's International Programs Office.
4. All students are required to register any plans to travel internationally (again, destinations aren't specified) with the Study Abroad program.

"The threat of Ebola spreading to our university community remains low at this time," read the official statement. "Timely identification of persons traveling from affected areas coupled with close monitoring and reporting of symptoms is a cautious and prudent approach to containing this risk."

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