The World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on August 8, 2014. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promptly began urging individuals around the country to take precautions to prevent the spread of the disease.
There is a significant amount of information—both accurate and inaccurate—about the current cases of Ebola virus in West Africa and certain locations in the United States. The Institute has produced a fact sheet that provides details on activities taking place at Rensselaer to ensure that the correct information is being disseminated, that the best practices are followed to prevent exposure to Ebola, and to prepare for a suspected case of Ebola should one appear on our campuses. As information and circumstances change, the Rensselaer website will be updated.
At this time, there is no university authorized travel to the following countries for faculty, staff, and students: Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Mali, Liberia, Senegal, Democratic Republic of the Congo, The Gambia, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Benin, Ghana, Togo, and Burkina Faso. Visitors to our campuses from the above countries will be required to contact the Student Health Center (276-6287) and complete a questionnaire (Student Center website: studenthealth.rpi.edu) prior to coming to our campuses.