Issued on February 4, 2020
With regard to IUPUI's response to the novel coronavirus, the campus and Indiana University as a whole are following recommendations of federal agencies including the U.S. State Department, the Centers for Disease Control, and Health and Human Services. The university's Executive Policy Group, of which I am a member, is working in coordination with emergency management teams from all campuses to discuss and coordinate our efforts university wide. Together, we are carefully monitoring this fluid situation. The latest university updates as well as policies and information can be found at the Protect IU website.
As in every situation, the health and well-being of our faculty, staff, and students are our number one priority. Our goal is to create a safe and productive environment where all of us feel welcome and included. We will follow university policies and recommendations in order to keep our faculty, staff, and students safe, but this health situation does not provide an occasion to discriminate or exercise bias against people because of their countries of origin. To report a bias incident, go to the Office of Equal Opportunity website. We will remain vigilant in protecting the core values that make our campus an inclusive academic community that welcomes people from around the world.
I ask the campus community to join me in supporting our colleagues, students, and friends across IUPUI who are being impacted by this health crisis.