Covid-19 CWRU Travel Policy Update

A letter released to the campus community on June 17th, 2021 by Interim President Scott Cowen and Provost Ben Vinson III outlined a number of updates to the COVID-19 travel-related restrictions put in place in 2020. These changes are scheduled to go into effect on July 1st, 2021. 

The changes related specifically to university travel include:

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Travel Exceptions

The university no longer will require prior written approval from the Office of the Provost (for faculty) or Human Resources (for staff) for travel outside Northeast Ohio. To be clear, the only travel policies coming ending July 1 are those enacted as part of pandemic-related protocols. All faculty and staff still must continue to follow existing university, unit and school policies and practices regarding travel; failure to comply may imperil subsequent reimbursements.

 

Travel-Related Quarantines & Testing

Domestic Travel

Fully vaccinated individuals who travel within the U.S. do not have to quarantine upon their return to the Cleveland area, nor do they have to take a post-travel COVID-19 test to be able to come to campus.

Those who are not fully vaccinated do have to quarantine for seven days after their arrival. They also must be tested for COVID-19 within three to five days—and have a negative result—before returning to campus.

International Travel

Fully vaccinated individuals who travel outside the U.S. do have to submit results of a post-travel COVID-19 test to be able to come to campus. Depending on applicable health guidance, they may have to quarantine for a specific time as well. Guidance regarding quarantine requirements will be provided prior to July 1 and updated regularly.

Those who are not fully vaccinated do have to quarantine for seven days after their arrival. They also must be tested for COVID-19 within three to five days—and have a negative result—before returning to campus.