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​Given health and travel concerns and especially the seriousness and volatility of the global public health situation, and closely following news on campus and around the world, there have been many discussions at the Joukowsky Institute about the impact of the coronavirus on travel, on students, and on our upcoming events.

Brown University's policy updated March 10th states that "All in-person Brown events with 100 attendees or more, in venues both on and away from campus, must be postponed, canceled or offered virtually." As of yet, no university-wide policy has been shared regarding smaller events. The faculty and staff of the Joukowsky Institute, and particularly our Director, Peter van Dommelen, are actively monitoring the situation and consulting with university administration regarding upcoming events organized, hosted, or sponsored by the Institute. We are also in frequent contact with our scheduled guest speakers regarding any conditions or concerns that could impact their travel to Brown's campus. We will share updates on decisions regarding upcoming events as things continue to change.

For more information, please visit Brown University’s website on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), which includes details on the University’s actions to protect the health of the campus community and general information about the virus.

Updated March 11, 2020