In line with the CDC recommendations regarding Covid-19, the Center has the following procedures:
- Everyone must wear a face mask while at the Center. Cloth masks are acceptable. Anyone who enters the Center or joins an activity must use hand sanitizer.
- If you or anyone in your household has returned from overseas in the last 14 days, are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who may have Covid-19, please do not come to the Center.
- If you or anyone in your household traveled to, or visited crowded tourist locations over the Tomb Sweeping Holiday, please do not come to the Center until after April 20. Per current Taiwan Government regulations, anyone who visited crowded tourist locations over the Tomb Sweeping Holiday should be conducting self- health management, which means “…avoid public places, put on face masks when going out, and work from home as much as possible.” (from Taiwan CDC website).
- All who enter the Center must sign a travel declaration form, attached for your reference. You may print it out at home, sign and date it, then present the completed form to the front desk when you enter. Alternatively, the Center will have blank forms for you to sign at the front desk. Please note that this form will have to be signed each time you come to the Center.
Some classes and activities have been rescheduled or canceled.
- Ningxia Market Feast has been rescheduled to May 21st
- Taiwanese Please has been rescheduled to April 24th
- Behind the Scenes Tour of the Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza Hotel 2/24 – Canceled, possible future date TBD
- If you wish to join a class or have questions about Chinese please email email@example.com.
We will be monitoring the situation closely and will post additional news or cancellation notices here should we feel the need based on a rapidly evolving situation.
Please check below for links and resources regarding disease prevention and news about the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus. Please check our website and facebook page regularly for information about closures and class cancellations.
Map showing NIH pharmacies’ mask inventories
World Health Organization – Advice for the public
WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:
- Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
- When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
- When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
- The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices
World Health Organization – 2019-nCoV background information
WHO – Statement on the second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – Jan 30, 2020
WHO – Mythbusters
CDC on Facebook
Taipei Times – http://www.taipeitimes.com/
Taiwan News – https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/index