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Update about the COVID-19 virus

Duane Bonifer
MONMOUTH, Ill. – Monmouth College is closely monitoring news about the COVID-19 virus to determine how the virus might affect the: 
  • campus community;
  • College events and programs;
  • and study-abroad programs. 
Through the U.S. State Department, Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization websites, College officials have been and are continuing to monitor conditions in locations where Monmouth has students studying abroad and where study-abroad programs are being planned.
The College’s facilities and food-service staffs are following their normal procedures while also remaining in close contact with the Warren County and Illinois Departments of Public Health.
Members of the Monmouth College community who plan to travel abroad during spring break are encouraged to monitor the situation in their destination by utilizing the U.S. Department of State website as well as the Centers for Disease Control website.
Everyone is encouraged to follow the Centers for Disease Control’s advice about what we all should do every day to minimize the spread of any disease — frequently wash hands with warm, soapy water; cover your mouth with a tissue or crook of your arm when you cough and sneeze; and stay home when you are sick.
The College will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.
For more information, visit the following websites:
World Health Organization