A letter to all the international students at SJTU

(WeChat account: sjtuisc) | Feb 11, 2020

Dear international students at Shanghai Jiao Tong University,

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) has been working hard on the prevention and control of the outbreak of the 2019-nCov infection, a top-level public health emergency, under the united leadership of the China Central government, the Ministry of Education and Shanghai Municipal Government. To cope with this unexpected emergency, SJTU International Student Center (ISC) and International Student Service Center (ISSC) call upon all our international students to stay calm and have faith in handling this emergency.

Thanks for your coordinated action and quick response to our survey, with which we have obtained the very faith to win the fight against the outbreak. We hope that all of us could work together on the followings:

1. SJTU has made the decision to postpone the commencement date of the spring semester of 2020 and all students are not advised to come/return to Shanghai and SJTU in advance. SJTU has also postponed the opening date of students’ dormitory. Please pay close attention to SJTU arrangement update announcements on our website and WeChat. If you are currently on your way to Shanghai or SJTU, please notify your school or department faculty or staff members as soon as possible, with whom, your case will be fully discussed for possible solutions. Once permission granted, each student arriving at the University from outside of Shanghai still need, according to the regulations and instructions by the authorities, to be placed in isolation or quarantined for a two-week observation period. It is suggested that, if necessary, you should pay attention to the new ticket policies for cancellation and refunding, or rescheduling, by different railways and airlines.

2. Please carefully read the instructions or FAQs on prevention and control of the outbreak and take every necessary measure, so as to secure your personal safety and health. If you are in China right now, please strictly abide by the instructions issued by the Chinese governments at different levels and health authorities and take all necessary precautions. Please go to the Health Services nearby immediately in case of the suspicious symptoms are found to be related to pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus and at the same time notify your school or department faculty or staff members. Such symptoms at least include fever, cough, chest distress, dyspnea, mildly poor appetite, feebleness, mild lethargy, nausea, diarrhea, headache, palpitation, conjunctivitis, mildly sore limb or back muscles. SJTU international students' online survey has been released on our WeChat. Please fill in the survey for helping the University take further effective actions.

3. For students who are currently in China but intend to leave temporarily, please strictly abide by the nCov-infection-protection-and-control requirements issued by the Chinese governments at different levels and health authorities and take all necessary precautions and notify your school or department faculty or staff members of your intention. If you are going to leave for a long period, you will be required, with permission from the University, to complete all the relevant procedures of leaving school.

We know, as one of SJTU international students, you always have a deep passion for the University, no matter where you are. We believe, as SJTU international students, with our hearts beating as one, we can take up and overcome any extraordinary challenges. We wish you great success, happiness, health, and safety in 2020!

International Affairs Division, International Student Center
Students Affairs Steering Committee, International Student Service Center
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
January 31, 2020


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