Email from Provost Daniel Diermeier (Jan. 24, 2020)
From: Daniel Diermeier, Provost, and Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, Executive Vice President of the University for Biology and Medicine
Subject: Public health information on novel coronavirus
As the health and well-being of our campus community is a paramount priority, and in light of the single confirmed case of the virus in the city of Chicago, the University is taking necessary precautions to protect the health of our community.
University of Chicago Provost Daniel Diermeier and Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, Executive Vice President of the University for Biology and Medicine, sent a message containing information on novel coronavirus. Read the message here.
The Student Health Service and the University of Chicago Medicine are following guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are screening all patients for coronavirus, regardless of the reason for their visit, by asking patients whether they have recently traveled to Wuhan City, China, or been in close contact with an ill person who is known or suspected of having the coronavirus in the past 14 days.
The University will continue to monitor the situation closely and post updates on this page.