March 11, 2020-Memo Regarding EHC Sponsored Domestic Travel COVID-19 Coronavirus

March 11, 2020

Dear Emory & Henry College Community,

Effective March 11, 2020, all Emory & Henry College sponsored non-athletic domestic travel is canceled moving forward through the end of the academic year. This includes trips, conferences, tours, and research. 

Given the rapidly evolving global and national situation and recent spread of COVID-19 into our area, and as of March 10, 2020 with a confirmed case in Sullivan County, Tennessee, this move is prudent to consider the health and safety of our campus, faculty, staff, and students. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding insurance, reimbursements, or other financial matters related to the cancelation of pre-planned travel, please see the Business Office, your supervisor, or department chair.

Please consider using technology when appropriate to communicate with others such as conference calling or a Skype tool when appropriate.

In regards to Athletic travel, we are in constant communication with both the NCAA and ODAC. Athletic travel at this time is restricted except for competition purposes. For specific questions regarding athletic travel, please see Athletic Director Anne Crutchfield. 

Sincerely,

Dr. John W. Wells, President
Dr. Michael J. Puglisi, Provost
Ryan Bowyer, Associate Provost and Dean of Students