Travel Notice: JSU Supports CDC Recommendations on Ebola Virus Disease

Travel Notice: JSU Supports CDC Recommendations on Ebola Virus Disease


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted a Travel Notice recommending that individuals avoid non-essential travel to and from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The CDC also recommends that travelers practice enhanced precautions while traveling to Mali. This list may change depending on variables of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. JSU advises that educational travel to these countries be postponed until the outbreak is controlled.

JSU is following the CDC’s recommendations for colleges and universities regarding international travel. Based on CDC guidelines, JSU is making the following recommendations concerning travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Mali at this time:

Travel Restrictions to Affected Areas of West Africa:

All university related travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali and Guinea is postponed until the Ebola outbreak is under control as noted by the CDC.

Recent Travel from an Affected Area of West Africa:

Students, faculty or staff who engage in personal travel to countries where Ebola outbreaks are occurring or who reasonably believe they may have been exposed to EVD in the past 21 days must present themselves to the physician at the RMC/JSU Health Center for a risk assessment.

About Ebola Virus Disease

According to the CDC, current evidence demonstrates that EVD is not transmitted through the air and is not like a respiratory disease such as the flu. EVD is only spread through direct contact with bodily fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from EVD and from objects contaminated with the virus.

Signs and Symptoms