CIEE Health Alert - Italy (Update)

Fri, 02/28/2020

Late on February 28th, the US Department of State (DoS) issued an updated Travel Advisory for Italy raising the advisory level to “Level 3 - Reconsider travel to Italy due to a recent outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus).” In addition, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an updated health alert for Italy raising the health alert level to “Warning Level 3 - Avoid Nonessential Travel”.  CIEE will be immediately communicating with our participants in Italy of the new alert levels and the associated risks.  Further, CIEE leadership will be immediately convening to assess the health risks to our Ferrara and Rome participants and the impact on their programming. It is important to note that this is a travel advisory to avoid non-essential travel. This is not an explicit evacuation order for US citizens. CIEE will support our participants as we determine the next best steps to ensure our students safety and academic continuity.