Message to the College on Coronavirus — Countries with Travel Restrictions

Central Piedmont officials are monitoring the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to a number of countries —  including Italy, South Korea, and Japan — over the past several days.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has moved Japan and South Korea to Alert Level 2 status, which recommends older adults and those with chronic medical conditions consider postponing nonessential travel. Others with no known medical conditions should review and follow the CDC’s guidelines for the prevention of coronavirus if they decide to travel out of the United States. While the U.S. State Department has not issued any further travel restrictions for other countries, the continued spread of COVID-19 could lead to potential travel restrictions or quarantines for those returning to the U.S. from certain areas. Those considering travel should continue to monitor the U.S. State Department website and commercial airline websites for updates.

At this time, we do not know of any Central Piedmont students, faculty, or staff currently in South Korea or Japan. However, if departments are aware of individuals who may be in those countries, please notify Environmental Health and Safety at ext. 5492 or

In addition, Hong Kong, Iran, and Italy are on the CDC’s Alert Level 1 watch list as communal spread of COVID-19 has increased in recent days. While the overall number of cases is still small within these countries, the recent increase has raised the level of monitoring.

The Central Piedmont Core Response Team (CRT) is being updated and is meeting as needed to review ongoing plans to help ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. The Core Response Team includes leaders from departments across the college, including: College Security Services and Emergency Management; Enterprise Risk Management; Environmental Health and Safety; Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations; and more. We will continue to distribute updates as needed as the situation evolves.

Visit coronavirus information for all of Central Piedmont's updates on COVID-19.