Effective immediately, The University of Western Ontario is
prohibiting non-essential, university-related travel by faculty,
staff and students to Mexico.
Gitta Kulczycki, Vice-President (Resources & Operations),
says the travel advisory is a follow-up to the recommendations
provided by the Middlesex-London Health Unit. Kulczycki says
systems are in place to determine cases of essential travel and
will review the precautions with the individuals.
"If it is non-essential, we really don't want
people travelling to Mexico at this stage on university-related
matters," she says.
Any exemptions must be approved by:
Clinical Director, Health Services,
In consultation with the following members of Western's
Associate Vice-President (Research)
Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Associate Vice-President (Human Resources)
There are no special concerns, nor special precautions related
to faculty, staff or students returning from recent travel to
Mexico or currently in Mexico as long as the travelers are feeling
Faculty, staff or students who are ill with flu-like symptoms,
or who are ill with flu-like symptoms within seven days of
returning from Mexico, or who have had contact with someone who is
ill who recently returned from Mexico should stay home from the
university until they have been checked out by a health care
provider or have been symptom free for one day.
The ill individuals should seek advice from their health care
provider only if their symptoms would normally prompt them to do
so. There is no need for a visit to a health care provider if their
symptoms are mild.