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Yesterday members of the Bryant administration participated in calls with the Rhode Island Department of Health regarding COVID- 19. As a result of information shared on these calls, and due to COVID-19 continuing to be a rapidly evolving situation, Bryant would like to encourage any students, faculty, and staff who are planning travel during Spring Break to reconsider your Spring Break travel plans if you are capable of doing so.
For those who are unable to change their international travel plans, please register your travel with the U.S. State Department’s Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP) which provides access to alerts from the local embassies and consulates. In accordance with CDC guidelines, travelers to regions with confirmed COVID-19 cases (including Italy, Iran, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), S. Korea, and Japan) who feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing are advised to stay home, avoid contact with others, and immediately call your healthcare provider. All students, faculty, and staff returning from those identified countries should stay home for two weeks before returning to campus, and upon return to campus they are required to check in with Health Services.
Please keep in mind that while there may not be any entry and exit control measures in place for your destination, this is a rapidly evolving situation and the protocols could change at any time with little or no notice. These protocols could impact your travel plans and/or delay your return home.
Any student who is changing their travel plans and needs assistance with housing over Spring Break please complete the form HERE to request to stay on campus.
We continue to monitor the situation closely, and are taking appropriate measures for the wellbeing of the campus community. Bryant University custodians have been disinfecting surfaces on a daily and nightly basis, using a clean cloth and disinfectant solution created for this purpose. Please continue to use common sense and practice good hygiene, including frequent and thorough hand washing.
Ronald K. Machtley
Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Academic Affairs
Vice President and Dean of Students, Student Affairs
Vice President, Human Resources
Vice President for International Affairs