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Florida State University has extended its travel ban to Japan, Iran and Italy, effective for all university and faculty-related trips, President John Thrasher announced Friday.

The university previously halted non-essential travel to China and South Korea, considering the latest news involving the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus that has spread to many countries.

2020年欧冠赛程表“We have suspended university related faculty and staff travel to those countries, as well, without approval of your division’s vice president,” Thrasher said in an email, referring to Japan, Iran and Italy. “If you do visit any countries with the above warning levels — or any affected area — we strongly encourage you to self-isolate for a quarantine period of 14 days when you return.”

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Thrasher said FSU has canceled classes at its Florence Study Center for the week.

“We have not closed our residences in Florence in case some students want to remain in place during that program’s spring break,” he said. “We are continuing to monitor the situation in Italy, and around the globe. Information regarding all summer programs will be updated by the end of March.”

Thrasher added, “We also have identified and contacted FSU students in the affected countries who are traveling as exchange students, as well as faculty or staff who were traveling on FSU business, to assist them. Please contact the university as soon as possible if you require assistance and have not yet been contacted.”

2020年欧冠赛程表Although no cases have been reported at Florida State or in Florida, Thrasher said the university is being proactive as more information becomes available.

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The university also is coordinating with local health officials and the Florida Department of Health to review protocols in preparation for the possibility of a case here.

“For now, I encourage you to do your part to protect yourself and others,” Thrasher said in the campus wide email. “There is no vaccine at this time to prevent the virus and no specific treatment that is recommended.”

2020年欧冠赛程表He urged the campus to take precautionary steps such as washing hands with soap for at least 20 seconds and getting a flu shot.

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2020年欧冠赛程表“Most importantly, if you have a respiratory illness or fever, please stay home,” he said. “We will work with the deans and faculty to accommodate students who are ill, and we urge sick faculty and staff to work with your dean, department head or supervisor to coordinate coverage of your responsibilities.”

Thrasher encouraged the campus to follow any updates on the FSU Alert page, .

2020年欧冠赛程表“As the spread of the coronavirus continues to develop, more countries are likely to be added to the list of those to avoid,” he said.

Contact senior writer Byron Dobson at or on Twitter @byrondobson.

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