University of Kentucky bans student travel to China due to coronavirus outbreak

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The University of Kentucky is banning students from traveling to China due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a statement issued Thursday by the school.

According to the World Health Organization, there are 7,711 confirmed cases and the virus is being blamed for 170 deaths.

The school’s statement says under the university’s policy, “students may not conduct UK-endorsed travel to any country or region under a Department of State Level 3 advisory (or higher) or a CDC Warning Level 3.”

The university says appeals will be heard on a case-by-case basis.

For questions related to travel restrictions, contact UK’s International Center at (859) 218-4961.

Officials say they encourage anyone with concerns to contact the Counseling Center at (859) 257-8701.

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