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A letter to the ZJU Community regarding the 2019-nCoV outbreak


Dear ZJU students, faculty, staff, and alumni,

At the beginning of the New Year, the whole nation is challenged by the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus. All-out efforts are being made by the Chinese government to curb the spread of the epidemic. The University is committed to offering whatever expertise and aid we could extend for the prevention and control of the disease.

We attach paramount importance to ensuring the safety and health of our entire community. For the health of you and your family, we hereby kindly ask you to follow the guidelines for the epidemic prevention and control:

1. Remain alert and follow official advice

If you have been to the infected areas recently, or contacted people who are from the epidemic areas, please immediately report to the community where you stay. Please cooperate when relevant staff inquire about your health condition and stay at home under medical observation for at least 14 days. In case of any concerns or inquiry, please don’t hesitate to contact your colleges/schools, the 24-hour hotline of the university: 0571-88981700 or the counselling office: 0571-88206286 (9:00-11:30 AM, 13:30-16:30 PM, Mon. - Fri.).

2. Strengthen prevention and self-protection

As part of the precautions, the University has decided to postpone the start of the spring quarter. Please DO NOT return to the campus until further official notice. Minimize outdoor activities, particularly avoid crowded areas, group gatherings to guard against the infection. Keep good hygiene by washing hands frequently and wearing masks properly in public places. Maintain proper ventilation and keep your rooms clean.

3. Stay firm and rely on official updates

Keep calm and remain rational. Treat the epidemic with a scientific approach and reply on the official channel for the updates. Please DO NOT share or disseminate unverified information regarding the epidemic.

4. Keep good balance of your life and work   

Please maintain a balanced schedule of work, rest and exercise to improve immunity and live a healthy life. The University’s digital library and online coursework platform are available to the students and faculty in need via RVPN or Remote access.

In time of difficulties, the entire ZJU community stands together with those of us who have been struck by this epidemic. We’re committed and united in solidarity in fighting against the epidemic. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus safe and healthy.

Zhejiang University

Feb.1st, 2020