March 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic remains rapidly evolving, and to safeguard the health and safety of the campus and northeast Missouri communities Truman is continuing to make decisions following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), along with state and county health departments.

Effective immediately, all University-related, non-essential international and domestic travel is suspended until further notice, including previously approved travel. This includes travel connected to University activities or programs for all faculty, staff and students, whether that travel is funded by the University, an external grant or any other source. Requests to engage in essential travel must be approved by the appropriate member of the President’s Executive Leadership Team. For example, all academic-related faculty, staff and student travel must be approved by the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; student affairs staff and all non-academic student travel must be approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs; etc.

In addition, Truman is cancelling all study abroad programs for the May Interim and Summer 2020 semester. Faculty and students involved in May Interim and Summer 2020 study abroad programs can expect to hear from the Center for International Education Abroad with more specific information regarding the cancellation of these programs.  The University also is calling all current semester study abroad students home.