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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Posted by Jay Bloxsom, Founder on Mar 2, 2020 3:19:50 PM

NationsClassroom continues to closely monitor the evolving situation with respect to Coronavirus originating in China. The World Health Organization (WHO) , the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended against travel to China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy. 

 

We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of the WHO, CDC and the US State Department. We will remain in contact with our Tour Leaders and communicate with them should the need to change an itinerary or reschedule a tour develop. 

 

The safety and security of our travelers is our top priority. We will not send tour groups to destinations that are deemed unsafe by government authorities. Currently, all of our tours are operating as scheduled. If the situation changes, we will immediately reassess and act accordingly. In the meantime, we are taking preventive measures for all of our tours including:

  • Supplying Hand Sanitizers and disinfecting wipes on all of the motor coaches

  • We encourage travelers to travel with hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes 

  • All Tour Managers, Guides, and OSC will remind bus leaders to have travelers follow the CDC guideline for prevention

  • We encourage all travelers to wipe down their cell phones daily

We also recommend the following CDC Guidelines: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces 

For trustworthy, up-to-the-minute information, we recommend the CDC’s Coronavirus FAQ page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

 

As of today, March 2, 2020, there are no travel advisories to any US destination that we operate tours in.

 

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