If you are
planning to travel outside of the U.S., the Center for Health and Well-Being
encourages you to check Centers for Disease Control (CDC) travel alerts and
information before traveling.
continues to issue Level 3 travel warnings for Guinea, Sierra Leone, and
Liberia recommending that individuals avoid all non-essential travel to these
areas. IUP has temporarily suspended approval
for university-related travel to these countries.
If you do
travel to one of these countries in West Africa and you develop a fever or
other Ebola-related symptoms, or are believed to be at risk for developing
Ebola, you may not be able to depart from that foreign country until it can be
determined you are not infected. Any travelers
from outbreak areas will also be diverted to one of five U.S. airports
monitoring all arrivals from these countries, where you will again be
screened. If you have any signs or symptoms,
you may be detained.
When you return to
Pennsylvania, you will undergo monitoring by the Pennsylvania Department of
Health for 21 days. Depending on your
level of potential exposure, you may also be required to isolate yourself for
up to 21 days.
For more information,
contact the IUP Health Service at 724-357-2550.