The Federal Office of Health (FOPH) and has reported that the 70-year-old man who was infected with the virus is recovering and will be soon discharged. At present, there are no additional registered cases in Ticino, and cantonal authorities and hospital officials are taking all precautionary measures to monitor suspect cases. The situation is stable.

Locally, the canton of Ticino announced that schools will open normally on Monday after the week-long carnival vacation. The canton continues to take preventative measures and we will continue to provide updates.

As always, the well-being and health of our students and community members is of primary importance. As a result, we are evaluating the possibility of canceling Academic Travel trips as a precautionary measure. In this case, classes would be held on campus, and students would participate in on-site educational activities facilitated by their professors, thus providing a local continuation of their Academic Travel course.

As reported yesterday, we are closely monitoring the situation in Italy, at Malpensa, and abroad. The President’s Cabinet, in consultation with faculty Academic Travel leaders, will convene on Tuesday, March 3 and make a final decision regarding Academic Travel based on the available information at that time.

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