Gannon community members traveling for spring break

Posted: February 29, 2020

In an effort to keep you updated in regard to the coronavirus and our Gannon community members traveling for spring break and currently studying abroad, we would like to share recent developments with you.

The U.S. State Department has raised its advisory level for areas of Italy to a Level 4. The University has been in continuous communication with our students studying abroad at the American University of Rome and has made the decision to assist our students with returning to the United States this week. While there are currently no cases of the coronavirus in Rome, this decision was made to uphold the safety and well-being of our students and to ensure their safe return home while minimizing their travel risk leaving Italy. Gannon and AUR have coordinated closely to ensure the students' academic experience is not disrupted and will be providing the students the opportunity to complete their coursework remotely from their homes to complete their semester.

We are continuing to monitor all locations in which we have students abroad and have current students, faculty and staff traveling for ABST and GIFT programming over spring break. The University will follow the guidelines and protocols of the U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as needed to maintain the well-being of our Gannon community. We will continue to communicate any further developments related to the University, our students, faculty and staff.

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.