Travel restrictions and reporting related to the Ebola epidemic

The University continues to monitor the international Ebola virus epidemic and is following the guidance of federal and state officials. To date, no cases have been reported at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Official university travel by students and employees to countries identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as having a threat of contracting the Ebola virus disease remains suspended for the duration of the epidemic.

If you intend to travel outside the United States, visit the CDC’s website at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices to determine if any country you plan to visit is on the list of countries identified as having a threat of contracting the Ebola virus. If a country is on the list, employees must contact their supervisor; students would contact the Office of Student Health Services for assistance.

For more information, visit safety.louisiana.edu – see “Disease & Illness Information” under the Resources Center tab.

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Strong-arm Robbery, East University Avenue at Gordon Street

At about 10:25 a.m., a black male subject between the approximate ages of 13 to 15 approached the victim at E. University Ave. and Gordon St. and asked for directions. As the victim was giving directions, the subject took the victim’s phone and fled. The suspect is about 5′ 6″, 130 pounds, was wearing a black hoodie and black basketball shorts, and has a birthmark on his forehead. The suspect did not produce a weapon and fled toward Lamar St. in the direction of the railroad tracks. Call 911 if you have any information.

UL Police Department, 337-482-6450

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. If you observe suspicious activity or unsafe conditions, call University Police immediately at 337-482-6447, or dial 911 from any University phone, or press the call button on a Code Blue emergency phone. You can report anonymous tips to University Police at 482-2TIP (2-2847) or through the Rave Guardian app at http://police.louisiana.edu/staying-safe/rave-guardian-app

STAY SAFE. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stay current with the University’s Emergency Notification System by logging onto ULink and verifying your contact information. You also can use the Rave Guardian app on mobile phones to check-in with guardians and utilize the panic button. See more at http://police.louisiana.edu/staying-safe/rave-guardian-app

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University Response, Ebola Hemorrahagic Fever

The University continues to monitor the Ebola virus and is following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

There are no known or suspected incidents of direct or indirect exposure to the Ebola virus among members of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette community.

In accordance with its All Hazards Incident Action Plan, the University has a specific communicable disease plan that is applicable to the Ebola virus. Please review and become familiar with the preparedness plan. In accordance with this plan, the University is at Phase I. Should this change, you will be notified.

Students: Discuss any questions or concerns you have with the Saucier Wellness Center. The clinic staff is available to provide you with information and guidance regarding the Ebola virus. Contact the Wellness Center at (337) 482-5464 or SHS@louisiana.edu

Employees: Discuss any questions or concerns you have with your supervisor.

The University will update the campus community regularly. You can follow universityupdates.com. Please find the preparedness plan and additional information at the following website: safety.louisiana.edu – see “Disease & Illness Information” under the Resources Center tab.

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Suspicious driver

A male suspected to have a gun was reported to be driving near campus. Police were on the scene immediately and the situation is safe as of 11:16 a.m.

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Ebola Awareness

There are no known or suspected incidents of direct or indirect exposure to the Ebola virus among members of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette community.

The University is following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

In an effort to keep students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus informed about the current situation related to reported and suspected cases of Ebola in the U.S., UL Lafayette offers information on our Environmental Health & Safety website. This resource is for general education and awareness purposes to assist the University community with taking preventative measures against and identifying the symptoms of the Ebola virus.

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Register for ENS alerts, download campus safety app

The University’s emergency notification system sends alerts by email, phone, and text message to members of the UL Lafayette community in situations where an immediate threat is evident.

For more information on the ENS system and to sign up for alerts, visit the Office of Environmental Health and Safety’s website.

The University also offers a free mobile app that serves as a virtual safety network of friends, family, and campus security. Learn more about the Rave Guardian Campus Safety app on the University Police Department’s website.

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Emergency Notification 10/16/14 Update

The suspicious device in Girard Park was determined not to be a threat and the area is clear.

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