UConn students advised to 14-day self-quarantine following trip home from ItalyPosted: Updated:
The University of Connecticut announced it is requiring a 14-day self-quarantine period for all of it's students returning home from Italy before they are allowed back on campus as a precaution against the Coronavirus.
UConn says the 90 slef-quarantine period applies to education abroad student participants who were called home after being notified that the Italy and South Korea programs were being canceled, and that they must return to the U.S.
UConn says 88 students are returning from Italy and two are returning from South Korea.
The students have been directed to isolate themselves from others in their homes for 14 days while monitoring for signs and symptoms of illness.
UConn says is also acceptable for students to self-isolate in another country if they have family outside of the U.S., as long as that nation does not have the Level 3 designation like China, Italy, South Korea or Iran.
In addition to the health and quarantine advice, UConn says students have been advised to stay in touch with Student Health and Wellness centers on campus through the phone or over the internet if they have questions and either don’t have a primary medical care provider or have special circumstances.