March 11, 2020 | Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
Dear Members of the Notre Dame Community,
The Notre Dame community is often at its best in times of adversity. I have seen in recent weeks our Emergency Operations Team diligently working, frequently late into the night and on weekends, to enable the University to respond to the current coronavirus epidemic. In these and in all our efforts, our highest priority has been to safeguard the health of members of the Notre Dame community and our neighbors, while doing everything possible to continue our central work of education and research. In coming weeks and months the disruption caused by this epidemic will demand a lot of each of us.
Although there are currently no reported cases of the coronavirus at Notre Dame, the probability that it will spread to our region is high. I have continued to monitor the quickly evolving situation, and after a great deal of deliberation and consultation with experts, with all members of our community’s health and well-being in mind, I’ve decided that the University will take several steps to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the virus.
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