We hope this message finds you well and that you and those close to you are safe wherever you may be.
Many of you are asking about what kind of travel plans you should be making for the incoming semester in light of the special situation we’re in. Right now, the school is waiting for instruction from the government on when to securely resume classes. As your health and safety is our top priority, we must remind you not to make any travel plans to come to Shanghai and to campus before you receive an official notice from the school.
In the meantime, here are a few reminders to ensure your safety during this season—whether you are in quarantine in China or in your home country:
Avoid going to crowded places and contact with sick people. Whether you are in China or abroad, avoid going to crowded places where infection might occur. If you must venture out, maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between protect yourself, especially those who are showing respiratory symptoms.
Regularly sanitize your hands. The World Health Organization (WHO) advises everyone to keep their hands clean using an alcohol-based disinfectant or thorough washing with soap and water and avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.
Wear your masks properly. While the Center for Disease Control (CDC) does not recommend for healthy people to wear masks against the virus, especially if you are in country where infection rates are minimal. If you are in China, however, most provinces have required people to use surgical or N95 masks when outside their homes. Please refer the WHO’s guidelines on how to properly wear masks.
Do not touch, buy, or eat wild animals and avoid markets were live animals are sold.
Cook your meat properly. When preparing food, make sure to cook your meat thoroughly. Avoid eating raw meat for now.
Don’t let the virus enter your home. When entering your home or someone else’s home, leave your outerwear and shoes outside and disinfect your hands with an alcohol-based cleanser before entering.
If you or a family member are feeling feverish or experiencing respiratory difficulty, avoid contact with other people and seek professional treatment at a medical facility near you.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to message the school at firstname.lastname@example.org and stay tuned for future updates.