1/29/2020 - General Updates
As of January 29, 2020, there continues to be no identified risk of COVID-19 on the Caltech campus.
The Centers for Disease Control advises avoiding all nonessential travel to all of China. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/novel-coronavirus-china
The number of cases in China continues to increase and the number of confirmed cases in the United States remains at 5. All the cases in the US involve people who had travel from Wuhan, China.
Per the Los Angeles Department of Public Health: Despite the case in Los Angeles County, there is no immediate threat to the general public, no special precautions are required, and people should not be excluded from activities based on their race, country of origin, or recent travel if they do not have symptoms of respiratory illness. Los Angeles County residents, students, workers, and visitors should continue to engage in their regular activities and practice good public health hygiene as this is the height of flu season across the county. The risk from COVID-19 to spread in Los Angeles County residents is deemed to be low at this time.
Caltech Student Wellness Services has received questions and evaluated students with concerns. We thank the campus community for its cooperation during this time. We continue to monitor the situation and work closely with public health officials as this situation evolves.