MU Halting University Sponsored Travel To China

The University of Missouri is freezing all university sponsored travel to China amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

Yesterday an email was sent campus-wide stating the university policy bans student travel to countries under a Centers for Disease Control Level 3 travel health notice, which is the highest warning level from the CDC.

Yesterday afternoon officials reported a possible case of the coronavirus in Lawrence, Kansas.

Health officials say that one person would probably infect about 2 to 3 other people. and symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing.

There are currently no identified cases in Missouri.

Officials are meeting daily to monitor national and global cases of the virus and are communicating regularly with local health departments, hospitals, major airports and universities across the state.