Updated 8:40 p.m.: UNC is prohibiting University-affiliated travel to countries with Level 2 (Practice Enhanced Precautions) travel advisories, which currently includes Japan, according to a campus-wide email sent Monday night.
With these increased restrictions, any students, faculty and staff returning from countries with Level 2 or Level 3 (Avoid Nonessential Travel) advisories will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
According to a previous email from University Media Relations, students returning from non-UNC-affiliated travel to these areas will not receive University-approved absences for their 14 days of quarantine.
UNC is restricting University-affiliated travel within the U.S. to areas where a state of emergency related to coronavirus has been declared, according to a campus-wide email from Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz Wednesday.
California declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after the state's first death from coronavirus. Florida and Washington have also declared a state of emergency.
Additionally, UNC students, faculty and staff returning to the U.S. from countries with Level 2 or 3 travel advisories due to coronavirus have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days away from campus, Guskiewicz said in the email.
The University is also restricting travel to Level 2 countries, which includes Japan, Guskiewicz said in the email. University-affiliated travel to Level 3 countries is prohibited. Level 3 countries include China, South Korea, Iran and Italy.
Designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Level 2 countries have "Practice Enhanced Precautions" travel advisories, while Level 3 countries have "Avoid Nonessential Travel" advisories.