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COVID-19 IMPORTANT LINKS

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Adjusted CCU Hours and Services

Commencement information

Academic Continuity Plan

Free access to e-books through VitalSource

Message About CCU Cancellation of Summer Education Abroad.

United Way 211 assistance for food and essential services 

Coastal Carolina University’s Plan for Spring 2020 Housing, Dining, and Parking Credits 

 

ADVISORY UPDATES

Wednesday, April 1, 12:35 p.m.

Coastal Carolina University’s Plan for Spring 2020 Housing, Dining, and Parking Credits 

Following today’s guidance provided in the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education’s (CHE) news release, Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is now able to publish its plan to provide a prorated credit of housing, dining, and parking charges to current students who had a housing assignment, meal plan, or a parking permit in the Spring 2020 semester and were dislocated by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Details of CCU’s plan are provided here.

 

Monday, March 30, 9:00 a.m.

Coastal Carolina University’s administration and emergency management teams continue implementing our COVID-19 response plan.

At this time, there is no new information to share with the campus community. Please know that, as information becomes available, it will be communicated through this advisory page.

In addition, the COVID-19 FAQs are updated regularly with helpful information on specific topics.

Please continue to follow all COVID-19 guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, which provides excellent resources for protecting yourself and your family, and understanding the symptoms.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you may choose to take advantage of a free virtual visit offered by MUSC Virtual Care. It is available free of charge in all counties in South Carolina. McLeod Regional Medical Center is also providing McLeod’s Telehealth, which is offering free screening tests for COVID-19, and PRISMA HEALTH is also providing a free Virtual Visit.

If you need assistance finding food or other essential services, click here or call 211 to speak with someone with the United Way who can help. 

Wednesday, March 25, 6:39 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19, Coastal Carolina University has canceled all university-sponsored education abroad programs and other international travel through August 15, 2020. For further details, please go to: Message About CCU Cancellation of Summer Education Abroad.

Wednesday, March 25, 5:00 a.m.

Coastal Carolina University’s administration and emergency management teams continue implementing our COVID-19 response plan.

At this time, there is no new information to share with the campus community. Please know that, as information becomes available, it will be communicated through this advisory page.

In addition, the COVID-19 FAQs are updated regularly with helpful information on specific topics.

Please continue to follow all COVID-19 guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, which provides excellent resources for protecting yourself and your family, and understanding the symptoms.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you may choose to take advantage of a free virtual visit offered by MUSC Virtual Care. It is available free of charge in all counties in South Carolina. McLeod Regional Medical Center is also providing McLeod’s Telehealth, which is offering free screening tests for COVID-19, and PRISMA HEALTH is also providing a free Virtual Visit.

Sunday, March 22, 6:00 p.m.

Moments ago, Coastal Carolina University opened an application for a first come, first served, express check-out process for residential students who need to move out of their assigned room or apartment. Our priority remains the health and safety of each member of the CCU community, and as a public, state university, we are bound by the guidelines announced by Governor Henry McMaster. Therefore, this process incorporates both state and federal guidelines for maintaining physical distancing.

This express check-out process will allow residents to select a three-hour appointment to move out of their current room assignment. Residents will not be allowed to stay overnight. Residents may only be on campus during their three-hour appointment and then must leave campus immediately. Appointments will be available from Tuesday, March 24, until Monday, March 30, 2020. 

Those who are unable to select an appointment and move out will be contacted by University Housing when conditions are more favorable. The few residents who were granted extraordinary permission to stay on campus during online instruction may continue to do so, if they wish.  The University is working with state officials to determine the process, timeline, and value of housing and dining refunds/credits. The date of a resident’s check-out will have no impact on the refund/credit they will be granted. Therefore, their safety and their health can be their first and only consideration as they choose a move-out appointment time.

Coastal Carolina University has and will continue to take available precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but each person who comes to campus shares in the responsibility to practice good hygiene to mitigate the spread of this virus. If a resident or a family member of a resident has had symptoms of any illness within the past 14 days, we’re asking that they do not come to campus, do not select an appointment time, and follow the guidance of the CDC to physically distance themselves from others while they recover. They will be able to take advantage of the future opportunity to move out.  

If residents have questions about scheduling a check out time, please ask them to contact the University Housing call center at 843-349-6499 or email housing@coastal.edu. The call center is open on Sunday, March 22, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday, March 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, March 24 through Monday, March 30, the call center will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.

The email that went to residents ended with an active link to the self-selection appointment system. Residents should check their CCU email account for that link and to select an appointment time.

 

Friday, March 20, 6:01 p.m.

Coastal Carolina University's Spring Class of 2020 and their families can view a letter from President David A. DeCenzo regarding upcoming commencement plans here.

Thursday, March 19, 6:59 p.m.

A message from the President

COVID-19 Announcement: Spring 2020 Semester

Teal nation:

Earlier this afternoon, Governor Henry McMaster updated his charge to colleges and universities concerning operations in the wake of COVID-19.  This new directive will result in several changes for Coastal Carolina University (CCU).   

Beginning Monday March 23, 2020, CCU classes will take place online and classwork will remain online for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. Students are directed to CCU’s Academic Continuity Plan for guidance on the completion of coursework.   

We have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone our traditional on-campus spring commencement ceremonies. Commencement is a beloved CCU tradition and a singularly important moment for our graduating students and their families. Please know that planning is underway to commemorate the spring Class of 2020, which will include the conferring of degrees in a virtual fashion. I will be sending a message to degree candidates in the near future regarding the plans to celebrate your accomplishments. 

I know many of you have asked about the possibility of housing and meal plan refunds/credits.  At this time, we are working with the state’s Commission on Higher Education on a plan to address students’ investments in housing and dining services. Details regarding possible refunds/credits and an orderly and safe move-out process will be communicated as soon as they are available. 

The University will continue to work directly with residential students regarding University Housing.  

We will continue to reach out as circumstances develop, and we will update CCU’s COVID-19 Information and Resources Page as more information becomes available.   

Please know that our goal is to do whatever we can to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff and to allow for the successful completion of the semester.  As we continue to deal with this very fluid Covid-19 pandemic, I simply ask that everyone be patient as we work through these unprecedented times.  We will come through this a better nation, state, community, and University.   

David A. DeCenzo, Ph.D. 

President 

Wednesday, March 18, 7:32 p.m.

As our campus continues to respond to and address the dynamic nature of the coronavirus, University leadership reminds the community to remain off campus unless otherwise designated.   

Moving forward, only those personnel who are designated as “essential” and have permission from their supervisor, should be on campus.  

Residential student information: University Housing has transitioned to providing limited authorized access only for those students who have received written approval to reside on campus during this online academic instruction period. Students who have not been given written approval should not be attempting to return to or reside in their residential spaces at this time. 

As we have stressed from the outset, much of what we can do as a community to limit the spread of this virus entails social distancing and personal responsibility. As such, usage of the student union, HTC Center, post office, athletic fields, and other campus facilities by students, staff, or faculty is limited. The CINO Pantry, located inside the Lib Jackson Student Union, is open through Friday. Academic support services are still available to students. Contact information for the library, writing center, math lab, and academic coaching along with a listing of hours and additional services can be found here. 

We remind and encourage everyone to use your best judgment and avoid interactions with those who may be sick, avoid gathering in groups, practice good hygiene, and be mindful and considerate of one another. Following best practices, including social distancing and remaining off campus, will enable Teal Nation to do our part in “flattening the curve” of COVID-19 and slowing the virus’s spread. 

Students are reminded to log in to Moodle today through midnight and do a “virtual visit” to each of your course pages. Instructors will have content for students to review, and this will help ensure students are prepared for the resumption of classes on Monday, March 23. 

The campus community is encouraged to review the FAQ page which lists a variety of available resources, and review the free, academic resources available as part of our academic continuity plan.  

Additional updates will be provided as new information becomes available.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 4:43 p.m.

In an effort to ensure student success during the upcoming period of distance learning and academic continuity, a variety of free academic resources are available for students. 

CCU has partnered with VitalSource to provide free access to e-books for students who may have lost access to course materials. If students previously accessed textbooks via the library, shared a book with a classmate, or left a book on campus, visit bookshelf.vitalsource.com. Students sign up using their University email address (@coastal.edu). Do not use your University password.

Barnes and Noble Education, Inc. is also offering free e-textbooks for students impacted by COVID-19 campus closures. 

Additional digital learning resources are available here. 

Students do not need to return to campus to obtain books or notes. Faculty are advised, and will not presume, that students have physical materials in their possession. 

The Kimbel Library will be available for online requests via chat, text message, email, or phone to offer reference assistance as well as downloadable resources, such as scanned materials for course reserves. 

In addition, visit the COVID-19 FAQs with helpful information on specific topics. The University is also updating an Adjusted Student Services List to include daily hours of operation for essential services.  

Coastal Carolina University continues to closely monitor current COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) developments in South Carolina, domestically, and abroad.  

Additional information will be provided as we continue responding to these fluid circumstances. 

 

Monday, March 16, 10:16 a.m.

Coastal Carolina University continues to closely monitor current COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) developments in South Carolina and abroad. The following information is being provided in an effort to keep students, faculty, and staff informed of the latest campus updates in response to the virus.

The University continues to update a COVID-19 FAQs section on the CCU website with helpful information. 

INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 

At this time, there are NO reported cases of COVID-19 on the CCU campus, and there are 3 presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Horry County.

As of this update, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reports there are 28 positive cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina, and DHEC is currently monitoring 7. 

COVID-19 Prevention:

Please remember, as per CDC guidelines, if you are sick, or have a reasonable suspicion that you have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home, notify your supervisor, and seek medical attention.

The CDC considers the following groups to be at higher risk for COVID-19:

  • Older adults
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease 

If you are in this group, and are concerned, we ask that you contact your supervisor.

As usual, if you are unable to report to work, please follow your department’s standard practice for requesting time off.

IMPORTANT UPDATES:

  • Spring break is extended through March 22. 
  • Coastal Carolina University will move to an online learning model beginning March 23, 2020, and continue with online instruction until April 3, 2020. This move to online instruction is intended to secure academic progress for this term. 
  • We ask all students to remain away from campus while online instruction is in place. Residential students who cannot remain off-campus may, in a limited number of circumstances, return to the residence halls only with prior approval. University Housing will contact all residents via their @coastal.edu email address by the end of the day on Monday, March 16, 2020, with additional information regarding the prior approval process. 
  • During this period, essential student services, including housing, dining, health, and safety, will be maintained on a modified basis. 
  • Between now and March 23, students are asked to prepare for an extended period of online learning, and to become more familiar with CCU’s course management system (Moodle). (Students are expected to ensure that they have the hardware and software necessary to study online and complete their academic work.) Students needing assistance with this transition may reach out to Student Computing Services or Moodle HelpChant 411will continue to be available as well.
  • On Wednesday, March 18, all CCU students should log in to Moodle between 8 a.m. and midnight to visit each of their course pages. By that time, instructors will have posted content for student review.
  • Prior to April 3, our Emergency Management Team will consult with public health authorities to determine whether the University will return to normal operations or continue with online instruction. The University is committed to providing everyone ample time to prepare by announcing this decision at least one week in advance.
  • Campus events of more than 50 attendees are canceled. Event organizers must postpone, cancel, or explore virtual options for any University-affiliated event with more than 50 people both on- and off-campus until further notice.
  • Coastal Carolina University has suspended all athletic organized team activities to include all practices, workouts, and training room usage, effective immediately. This suspension also applies to any camps and clinics sponsored by CCU’s 19 intercollegiate athletic programs.
  • At this time, all non-essential University-sponsored travel is suspended, both domestic and international. Employee requests for exceptions should be made to the vice president of your area for consideration. This does not include personal activity, but we urge you to reconsider travel plans, especially to areas that have been impacted by COVID-19. The CDC has provided a search tool for COVID-19 Risk Assessment By Country. If you have additional questions, the CDC has provided helpful COVID-19 FAQs for Travelers.

CCU will continue providing updates to inform and educate about COVID-19 and any impacts to the campus community or operations on the CCU Advisory page, as information becomes available.

 

Sunday, March 15, 8:43 p.m.

The University has received the order from South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster closing all public schools including state-supported colleges, universities and technical colleges.

The order also provides that personnel designated as essential or otherwise deemed necessary by the university may be required to work during the period of closure. At this time, Coastal Carolina University is proceeding with its normal spring break operations observed and all personnel are expected to report to work for their regular schedules on Monday, March 16.

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order, the University will also be reexamining our determination of essential employees to adapt to COVID-19 circumstances. Employees will receive additional guidance from department heads tomorrow regarding their requirements for work during the closure.

The CDC considers the following employees to be at higher risk for COVID-19:

  • Older adults
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease

If you are in this group, and are concerned, we ask that you contact your supervisor.

As usual, if you are unable to report to work, please follow your department's standard practice for requesting time off.

Also, please remember, as per CDC guidelines, if you are sick, or have a reasonable suspicion that you have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home, notify your supervisor and seek medical attention.

 

Sunday, March 15, 8:00 p.m.

From the Office of the Provost:

Dear Students, Families, and the Coastal Carolina University Community,  

As a consequence of developments related to the COVID-19 virus, Coastal Carolina University will move to an online learning model beginning March 23, 2020 and continue with online instruction until April 3, 2020. 

This move to online instruction is intended to secure academic progress for this term. We are determined to continue instruction despite these challenging conditions. I am confident courses will be competed, grades will be issued, and degrees will be awarded this spring, as they have been every term since this institution was founded. 

Coastal Carolina University asks all students to remain away from campus while online instruction is in place. Residential students who cannot remain off-campus may, in a limited number of circumstances, return to the residence halls only with prior approval. University Housing will contact all residents via their @coastal.edu email address by the end of the day on Monday, March 16, 2020, with additional information regarding the prior approval process. During this period, essential student services, including housing, dining, health, and safety, will be maintained on a modified basis.  

Prior to April 3, our Emergency Management Team will consult with public health authorities to determine whether the University will return to normal operations or continue with online instruction. The University is committed to providing everyone ample time to prepare by announcing this decision at least one week in advance. 

Between now and March 23, students are asked to prepare for an extended period of online learning, and to become more familiar with CCU’s course management system (Moodle). Students are expected to ensure that they have the hardware and software necessary to study online and compete their academic work.  Students needing assistance with this transition may reach out to Student Computing Services or Moodle HelpChant 411 will continue to be available as well. 

On Wednesday, March 18, all CCU students should log into Moodle between 8 a.m. and midnight to visit each of their course pages. By that time, instructors will have posted content for student review.

Despite our physical distance, know that your CCU faculty and staff are ready to help you succeed. Both the schedule changes and the shift to online learning, while unexpected and inconvenient, are necessary to both protect community health and to make continued education possible. As conditions change, those two priorities will continue to guide our decisions. 

Regards, 

Daniel J. Ennis, Ph.D. 

Provost 

Friday, March 13, 8:05 p.m.

Here is our link to some frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19.

 

Friday, March 13, 2:05 p.m.

A message from the President regarding COVID-19

Dear Coastal Carolina University community,

COVID-19 is presenting unprecedented challenges to the world, the nation, the state, our region and to this institution. While we have successfully responded to and recovered from hurricanes, ice storms, and other natural disasters, COVID-19 is clearly unique and fluid. Therefore, many of the emergency management actions typically taken in natural disasters don’t apply. However, we are implementing best practice solutions based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the Medical University of South Carolina, and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

We are employing an “all hands on deck” approach, with highly capable teams who are putting all of their expertise to work, focused on the best possible outcomes for Coastal Carolina University. I want you to know that I am very proud of these teams, their dedication, and their diligence. 

Recently, we announced that we are extending spring break. Frankly, this measure allows us time to better understand COVID-19 and its potential future impacts on this campus.

Please understand, we have no intention of canceling classes. The University has an established Academic Continuity Plan that allows students to continue their learning without interruption.

If it is deemed necessary to implement our Academic Continuity Plan to effectively continue conducting classes due to the COVID-19 virus, CCU is prepared.   

While federal, state, and local officials continue to learn new developments about this virus, and as we continue to plan for our preparedness and response, we remain flexible, ready to change direction and initiate new strategies. The University’s administration and emergency management teams are meeting regularly to receive the most up-to-date information and make appropriate decisions, always with the best interest of our campus community in the forefront.

To that end, the University will announce our next steps no later than Wednesday, March 18 at noon. (If circumstances change, allowing for an earlier update, we will certainly do so).

Thank you for your trust and your patience as we work together through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sincerely,

David A. DeCenzo, Ph.D.

Wednesday, March 11, 2:54 p.m.

Coastal Carolina University’s administration and emergency management teams have been working diligently executing our response plan for the COVID-19 virus and its potential impacts. Based on the most recent data and guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and now that the World Health Organization has declared a pandemic, CCU will extend spring break for students through March 20. Classes will resume on March 23.

Campus operations, including residence halls and dining services, are open.

All faculty and staff should report for their regular work schedules. Faculty will receive direction from the Office of the Provost regarding next week’s activities.

If you or your family member is ill, please follow CDC guidelines, stay home, take appropriate precautions, and seek medical attention. If you are unable to report to work due to illness, please notify your supervisor.

Students with cold and/or flu-like symptoms are strongly encouraged to call Student Health Services at 843-349-6543.

In addition to the University’s comprehensive and ongoing cleaning program in academic, administrative, athletic, dining, and residential areas, custodial staff will increase cleaning frequency in high touch public areas.

At this time, all non-essential University-sponsored travel is suspended, both domestic and international. Employee requests for exceptions should be made to the vice president of your area for consideration. This does not include personal activity, but we urge you to reconsider travel plans to areas that have been impacted by COVID-19.

Please pay close attention to your email. The University will continue to communicate information to faculty, staff and students through email, and will post updates on the CCU advisory page.

 

Wednesday, March 11, 1:38 p.m.

Coastal Carolina University’s administration and emergency management teams have been working diligently executing our response plan for the COVID-19 virus and its potential impacts. Based on the most recent data and guidelines provided by the CDC and DHEC, and now that the World Health Organization has declared a pandemic, CCU will extend spring break for students through March 20. Classes will resume on March 23.

Campus operations, including residence halls and dining services, are open.

All faculty and staff should report for their regular work schedule.

Additional detailed information will be provided today by 6 p.m. (Wednesday, March 11).

Sunday, March 08, 2:06 PM

The Provost's Office has learned that some members of the campus community have received incorrect information that the University is planning to cancel classes due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).  As in any dynamic, rapidly evolving situation, misinformation is quick to spread. To dispel any rumors, please be advised that the University has no plans to cancel classes or otherwise alter class schedules this week or after students return from spring break. Students and faculty are encouraged to use your voices and roles as influencers and peer leaders on campus to dispel this rumor and assure all that the University will continue to operate as normal. 

 The University continues to carefully monitor the CDC's updates on the status of COVID-19 abroad and domestically. The CDC has also developed a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19. As the virus develops and public health conditions change, we will communicate any necessary policy changes via official University channels.   Due to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, we understand the increased concern on our campus. We are actively monitoring, preparing the campus, and responding to the situation. We will continue to follow the guidance of public health agencies. As indicated in earlier advisories, at this time, there have been no recommendations to suspend campus operations. With this in mind, the University has no immediate plans to cancel classes or close campus. 

 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:52 p.m.

As Coastal Carolina University prepares for spring break, it is vitally important to be aware of measures you can take to help prevent exposure to COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses.

The University community should be aware that, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our campus or in the state of South Carolina at this time, and the immediate health risk to the general public is still low. 

Traveling abroad to areas designated by the CDC as travel warning level 3 is strongly discouraged. Also, please consider avoiding non-essential domestic travel to areas where COVID-19 cases have been identified.

We advise all students, faculty, and staff to follow the CDC’s guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19, influenza and other viruses.

The CDC recommends:

  • Avoid non-essential travel.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

The CDC has also developed a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19.

Due to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, we understand the increased concern on our campus. CCU’s leadership is actively monitoring, preparing the campus, and responding to the situation. We will continue to follow the guidance of public health agencies. At this time, there have been no recommendations to suspend campus operations. With this in mind, the University has no immediate plans to cancel classes or close campus.  

As a state institution, CCU abides by state emergency plans. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is responsible for the coordination of all Public Health measures in S.C., and serves as the lead public health agency for the state.

The CDC and DHEC have requested that all state governments, local governments, and schools review their pandemic plans to prepare for potential impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Coastal Carolina University continues to communicate with DHEC and local governments to ensure a coordinated effort, and will take appropriate measures to prepare the campus if the virus is identified in the community.

 

March 2, 2020 9:27 p.m.

Please be aware that Maymester education abroad programs have not been canceled at this time. The University continues to monitor COVID-19, and will provide updated information on the CCU Advisory webpage. Please check the advisory page regularly for updates.

 

March, 2, 2020 3:37 p.m.

All CCU travel abroad trips planned for the near future that have not already departed are canceled until further notice. This affects a few different University-sponsored education abroad programs, a program sponsored by CCU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and individual faculty travel. The University is in the process of notifying all individuals who are affected. (Note: Maymester education abroad programs have not been canceled at this time.) 

The University has strongly recommended that CCU students returning from areas designated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as level 3 or higher self-isolate for 14 days. We are urging our students returning from abroad to travel to their homes and self-isolate for 14 days. For those who are unable to return home and therefore require accommodations, CCU is making available space on campus. 

Late last week, all CCU students studying abroad for spring semester in areas not designated as Level 3 by either the CDC or Department of State were offered the opportunity to return to campus. CCU will make accommodations for them to return to campus and complete their academic programs for the spring. 

 

Feb. 28, 2020 1:57 p.m.

Coastal Carolina University maintains communication with its students participating in education abroad programs, providing up-to-date health and safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to growing concern, and out of an abundance of caution, the University is strongly encouraging students currently studying in Italy to return home. The University is committed to providing the support these students may need in order to return by March 16 (following spring break) to continue their study programs at CCU without any loss of academic credit.  Students studying abroad at other locations are not currently being urged to return, but we continue to monitor conditions and have reached out to encourage these students to observe CDC provisions and remain aware in case conditions change.

This virus is an emerging and rapidly evolving public health matter. The University continues to carefully monitor the CDC’s updates on the status of COVID-19 in other areas of the world, and will determine on a case-by-case basis if actions are needed to address education abroad programs in other areas of both current and planned future travel.

The University stands ready to accommodate the academic programs of students participating in all other CCU-sponsored education abroad programs should students in those programs be asked to return.

With spring break approaching, a few University-sponsored international trips are planned. One of these programs in the Phillipines has been canceled. The other programs are continuing at this time, and are being monitored by the University in case conditions change.

The University uses the CDC Travel Advisory Levels and U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory Levels as our guides for approving University-sponsored travel. CCU only approves travel to areas with CDC Advisory Level 1 (Practice usual precautions) or Level 2 (Practice enhanced precautions) and U.S. Department of State Level 1 (Exercise normal precautions) or Level 2 (Exercise increased caution) designation. 

Should any of the areas for which travel has been approved be reclassified to U.S. Department of State Level 3 (Reconsider travel) or Level 4 (Do not travel), or by the CDC to Level 3 (Avoid nonessential travel), the University would cancel that travel.

This rule does not apply to personal travel outside of the U.S., but rather trips organized or sanctioned by the University. Those who are planning personal travel are strongly encouraged to be prudent about travel decisions, monitor the CDC’s global map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, and follow the CDC’s prevention and treatment guidance.

Coastal Carolina University’s global initiatives and education abroad programs are greatly valued, as they support our mission “to develop students who are both knowledgeable in their chosen fields and prepared to be productive, responsible, healthy citizens with a global perspective.”

 

 

 

Feb. 28, 2020 

 

Dear CCU students, faculty, and staff,

 

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