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Emergency Messages for Travelers


Updated July 15, 2:08 PM EDT

OGO continues to closely monitor the news about COVID-19. We are working in partnership with University leadership on planning and risk mitigation associated with this outbreak. As new information is available, we will update this page as often as possible. 

General Information

The World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and international and domestic agencies are closely monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19, also known as Novel Coronavirus. In recent weeks, there have been several critical updates as the University, the State of Ohio, the federal government and other nations respond to the pandemic: 

  • Governor DeWine released guidance for any Institutions of Higher Education to follow as we prepare for fall semester. An Increase of cases in various locations nationwide has precipitated the closure of businesses and recommendations for renewed stay at home orders.  
  • Various countries have new and changing restrictions and policies concerning entry requirements. 
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Outbreak Notice with a Level 3 Global Warning (read the full alert) remains in effect. 
  • The U.S. Department of State’s Global Health Advisory Level 4 “Do Not Travel” (read the full advisory) remains in effect.  

University Response

Based on this information, Ohio University has cancelled all international student travel for fall term and winter break. Domestic programs offered by the Office of Global Opportunities are also cancelled. 

More information about the University’s Coronavirus response can be found: https://www.ohio.edu/coronavirus  A set of frequently asked questions can be found there as well. 


Questions about future study away programs or individual planned international travel can be directed to global.opportunities@ohio.edu.