Global, national and local milestones during the COVID-19 outbreak
Officials in Wuhan, China, confirm treating dozens of cases of pneumonia from an unknown cause.
Chinese authorities determine outbreak is result of a new coronavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announces the first confirmed case of coronavirus in United States.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the outbreak a global public health emergency as more than 9,800 cases reported worldwide.
President Donald Trump bans entry into the U.S. of foreign nationals who have traveled to China within the past 14 days.
KU restricts institution-related travel to China for faculty, staff and students.
The WHO announces that the disease caused by the new coronavirus will be known officially as COVID-19.
KU begins suspending study abroad in countries classified as Warning-Level 3 by the CDC, including China, Iran, South Korea and Italy.
The U.S. records its first coronavirus death; Trump administration issues more travel restrictions.
KU suspends all institution-related travel to and from countries or regions with a Level 3 advisory from the CDC or a Level 4 advisory from the U.S. Department of State; leaders urge students to reconsider spring break travel.
KU establishes spring break guidelines for travel (March 9-15).
First case of COVID-19 reported in Kansas.
The WHO declares the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.
KU delays resumption of in-person classes until March 23; campus remains open; University events limited to no more than 50 people until May 11.
NCAA says NCAA Tournament will be played without fans; with fans already in Sprint Center for 6 p.m. game, Big 12 announces that after today, tourney will be closed to fans, cheerleaders and bands.
Big 12 cancels men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and suspends all other championships until April 15.
Alumni Association cancels official alumni events nationwide, Adams Alumni Center events, and staff business travel outside Kansas and Missouri.
The NCAA cancels the men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments and all remaining championships.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly declares state of disaster emergency.
KU issues self-isolation guidelines for those who have traveled and discourages students from returning to campus, although it remains open.
The CDC recommends postponement or cancellation of in-person events consisting of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks.
Gov. Kelly issues executive order temporarily prohibiting mass gatherings of more than 50 people and temporarily closing K-12 schools.
First confirmed case of COVID-19 reported in Douglas County.
Lawrence and Edwards campus instruction moves online for remainder of spring semester; limitations set for on-campus housing operations; KU urges students who have not returned to campus to remain where they are—and encourages all employees to work remotely.
KU suspends all non-essential research activities on Lawrence and Edwards campuses; campus buildings locked.
Gov. Kelly issues executive order temporarily prohibiting mass gatherings of more than 10 people.
Deaths in the U.S. pass 1,000 and confirmed cases rise to more than 80,000.
President Trump signs a $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill.
Gov. Kelly issues executive order establishing a statewide stay-at-home order.
KU offers credit/no credit grading option for students; period to withdraw from 16-week courses extended to May 4.
Coronavirus cases worldwide surpass 1 million, with more than 51,000 deaths globally; nearly 10 million Americans out of work.
KU postpones Commencement to late summer or early fall, implements hiring and salary freezes, discontinues business-related travel within KS and MO, and advises students to plan for online-only summer courses.
KU to receive $15 million from federal stimulus package; half is designated for students.
Gov. Kelly extends stay-at-home order to May 3.
KU distributes nearly $7.6 million in federal stimulus funds to students in need.
Nearly 40 KU leaders take 10% pay cuts to generate more than $573,000 in savings.
Gov. Kelly introduces plan to reopen state.
KU announces plans to gradually restore campus operations, beginning with essential research.
Statewide stay-at-home order expires.
Cases in U.S. = 1,701,552
Deaths in U.S. = 100,046
Cases in Kansas = 9,427
Deaths in Kansas = 206
Cases in Douglas County = 63