COVID-19 Notice; 03/12/2020 @6:53 AM


To: BUSM Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Karen Antman, MD, BUMC Provost and BUSM Dean
Date: March 11, 2020
Re: COVID-19 Update

BU President Brown’s letter today explains the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All non-clinical teaching will be online from March 16 through at least April 13, 2020.  Third- and fourth-year MD Students on clinical rotations will continue to report for their hospital/clinic rotations or office-based assignments. At this time, students should not provide direct care to patients with presumptive or confirmed COVID-19 at any clinical site (to conserve Personal Protective Equipment for appropriately trained personnel required to care for these patients and to minimize unnecessary exposure). Such patients are identified by the hospital/clinic in which you are rotating, and will be appropriately isolated.

All domestic and international travel supported by funds administered by the University is suspended for faculty, staff and students.

Because we are a medical campus, personal domestic and international air travel is strongly discouraged. If you visit or travel through countries on the CDC restricted countries list at the time of your return, you must self-isolate for 14 days.

Day-to-day, routine staff business and research activity will continue under the new University guidelines.

See FAQs related to these changes here.

Thank you for your cooperation and attention. If you have any concerns, please contact me at



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