John Roman, U-Multirank
March 04, 2020 14:50 (CET)
As a student, or the parent of a student, you may be concerned about the recent outbreak of COVID-19. With more than 1,000,000 infected and at least 110,000 deaths to date, COVID-19, the new coronavirus, has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization. But what does that mean for you as a student, or the parent of a student?
If you are/ have a student – especially one studying abroad this term – you are probably paying extra close attention to news stories about the spread of coronavirus. It’s important to stay informed and up-to-date on the facts regarding coronavirus in order to minimize your chances of contracting or spreading the disease.
Here's what you need to know along with resources for finding the most up-to-date information to protect yourself and prevent the spread of COVID-19:
Many study abroad programmes are being effected by the recent outbreak. Students studying abroad, or looking to do so in the coming semesters should contact their respective programmes to see if there are any changes in scheduling being made.
For the most relevant and up-to-date information on COVID-19, please check with your national health organisation, or the World Health Orgnization (WHO).