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Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Travel Information

Los Angeles, CA (3/12/20) – With the COVID-19 (or novel coronavirus) so central right now, our hearts go out to anyone who has been affected. We are reaching out to our members with thoughts on managing travel and any upcoming housing arrangements you may have made on SabbaticalHomes.com.

Monitoring the Novel Coronavirus

Whatever the situation, our goal at SabbaticalHomes.com is to educate ourselves and maintain a rational outlook. Our team is monitoring the news and regularly checking the World Health Organization website and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for updates and guidance.  Frequent hand washing, avoiding large gatherings, allowing distance between yourself and others, staying home when sick and using disinfectant methods effective on viruses are all tactics to stop the spread of this virus.

Since many institutions of higher learning are transitioning classes to online classes or webinars and postponing large events, this may affect your travel plans. Specifically, some members have asked what they should do about travel plans they have already made through SabbaticalHomes.com.

Housing & Travel

As housing arrangements on SabbaticalHomes.com are negotiated between members, our best recommendation if you need to postpone travel is to reach out to the other member. It may be that the other party is also not able to travel right now, and the arrangements may be able to be postponed. If cancellation is necessary on either end, we trust that the respectful nature of our like-minded community will result in an agreement and/or refund that is amenable to all.

If you and the other member decide to proceed with the housing arrangements, please allow for additional cleaning time and protect yourself and each other as much as possible with frequent hand washing and disinfecting tactics.

SabbaticalHomes.com Community Input

We welcome any input or comments on our blog, especially if you have information that you feel will help our global community. This is an especially important time to come together virtually and rely on the intelligence and strength of our members as we all navigate this public health issue.

Travel Advisories & Links

SabbaticalHomes.com is a trusted, privately-owned website dedicated to the temporary housing needs of academics, scholars, writers, artists, and friends worldwide. With listings in over 57 countries, it has been proudly run by founder Nadege Conger since 2000.

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2 Comments

  1. While the NY Times is a great resource, I think it’s as important to check with the local news to try to ascertain the best resources in the city or town you’re going to. Many cities in the US have Facebook pages, which are updated regularly.
    I know in Albuquerque NM, our mayor has done an incredible job updating the city regularly, having FB Live events everyday. He’s gone above and beyond,

    1. Rebecca McCalla

      Thank you, this is a great point. Cities of all sizes are grappling with this, and it’s so good to hear you are getting so much information and support via Facebook live. Take care!

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