February 4, 2020
Information regarding the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to evolve. We are writing today to keep you informed of the latest from the University of California, public health officials, governmental entities and others.
There have been no reported cases of coronavirus in Merced. UC Merced has established a working group in collaboration with the Merced County Department of Public Health and Office of Emergency Services, as well as other health authorities, to share information, take preventative steps and keep our campus community safe.
Regarding travel, the State Department has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory (do not travel) for China, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that travelers avoid all non-essential travel to China. University of California President Janet Napolitano has issued a directive that UC limit non-essential travel to China. If you have scheduled travel to China that you believe is essential to university business, please contact Risk Services Manager Cindi Zimmerman, firstname.lastname@example.org , for guidance.