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Restrictions in travel during Chinese New Year

Dear all,

Based on the travel policy from local government of Xuzhou, we would like to provide you with guidelines regarding travel restrictions in connection with Chinese New year.

Based on the latest notices and regulations from the authorities, it is strongly discouraged to leave your work city (Xuzhou) in connection with Chinese New Year unless for essential reasons.

If you have essential reasons to leave your work city (Xuzhou), we ask you to notify your manager, CD,Administrative Specialist and Echo from HR& Admin. Department of any travel plans in advance with details of when you plan to leave, where you are going and when you plan to return. (Please find the attached form.)

Quarantine and Nucleic Tests

14 days central quarantine and two nucleic tests:

If you have left your work city (Xuzhou) and travelled to/transferred via any high risk areas or any city/county/district that includes high risk areas, or any area in lock down by the decision of the local authority.

14 days home quarantine and two nucleic tests:

If you have left your work city (Xuzhou) and travelled to/transferred via any medium risk areas or any city/county/district that includes medium risk areas.

One nucleic test:

If you have left your work city (Xuzhou) but not travelled to/transferred via any medium or high risk area you need to do a nucleic test and receive a negative test result before you return to work.

Please be Advised

All staff returning to their work city (Xuzhou) from any medium/high risk area or any city that has such areas, must report to their manager, Center Director, Administrative Specialist, Echo from HR& Admin. Department and to the local community within 12 hours of arrival.

If you have informed your manager and Center Director of essential travel and need to quarantine upon your return we will try to arrange it so that you can work during your quarantine. If that is not possible, you will be asked to take unpaid leave.

If you travel to a medium/high risk area, you may be required to stay there until the area becomes a low risk area. Only after this, can you return to your work city (Xuzhou) and follow the respective quarantine/nucleic test requirement.

The above rules are effective for people who leave their work city (Xuzhou).

These rules are effective from now until further notice, and we will continue to keep you updated.

Let’s all remember how fortunate we are to live and work in a safe environment and that these travel restrictions will help keep all of us and our students safe.

Note: If you have essential reasons to leave your work city (Xuzhou), we ask you to complete the attached form and send it to your manager, Center Director, Administrative Specialist and Echo from HR& Admin. Department before January 31st, 2021.