The new guidelines on its response to the coronavirus calls for canceling international travel and for decisions about athletic team travel to be made on a “case-by-case” basis.
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This is as the Flyers men’s basketball team is having one of the most successful seasons in the school’s history and the men’s and women’s teams are likely to participate in the NCAA’s March Madness tournament games.
The university created its “COVID-19 Resources” webpage the same day Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine declared a state of emergency after three Ohioans tested positive for the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
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The guidelines for students also called for all university-sponsored international and domestic spring break programs to be canceled, and all summer study abroad programs also are canceled.
University-sponsored travel outside the continental United States is suspended as well.
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A university group is meeting several times a week to coordinate UD’s short-term response and long-term business plans.
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The university said it will update its webpage with the latest information, and is in contact with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Department of Health and Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County.