Student Health Service

To Promote and Advance the Health and Wellbeing of our Students

Email sent to WFU Community October 27, 2014

At a time when Ebola is a subject of considerable international attention, Wake Forest officials have learned that the risk of the disease’s transmission to the campus community is low.  Still, the University is taking all appropriate actions to support the safety and wellbeing of students, staff and faculty.

University officials monitor the Ebola situation regularly and with great care. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a statement titled, “Advice for College, Universities and Students about Ebola in West Africa,” and updates it as needed. The university is following all recommendations issued by the CDC and will continue to do so.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, there will be no Wake Forest funded or sponsored travel to regions with an Ebola travel advisory in place.  While the University does not have a policy restricting personal travel to countries affected by this virus, the CDC has issued a Level 3 Travel Warning recommending against non-essential travel, including travel for educational purposes to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.  Any individual associated with Wake Forest—including students, staff and faculty—planning travel to an affected country should contact the Student Health Service to discuss the potential risks of travel.

For more information about the university’s Ebola plan and general information about the disease, please visit the Wake Forest Student Health web site for FAQs . The University plan will be revised, as needed.  Any significant revisions will be available to all on the web site.

Wake Forest officials assure all on campus, as well as parents of students, that their close scrutiny of the Ebola situation will not diminish during this time.   Meanwhile, the University will take any appropriate action steps necessary for proper preparedness.