CWRU COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Announced

To the Case Western Reserve Community:

In light of continuing COVID-19-related developments in the U.S., we are now requesting that all faculty, staff and students traveling anywhere outside Northeast Ohio during spring break register with the university before departure.

Faculty and staff are asked to complete this form regarding spring break travel in the U.S.; students are asked to complete this form.

We make this request out of the possibility that, as additional outbreaks arise, travelers to certain domestic areas may be required to self-isolate for 14 days before returning to campus (This requirement now applies to those countries the Centers for Disease Control designates as Level 2 or 3).

In addition, we are prohibiting all university-related domestic travel to cities or counties where government leaders have declared a health emergency—or the CDC has declared high risk. As of now, the only places that fit that definition are Los Angeles and King counties (Seattle is in the latter); we will provide updates should additional localities join them.

Our requests for registration for international travel remain: Faculty and staff traveling abroad are asked to complete this registration form at least three days prior to departure. Students are asked to provide their information on this registration form with the Office of Education Abroad.

We regret the concern and disruption that this request and requirement may cause, but consider them important to the university’s efforts to maintain the health and safety of the community. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Carolyn Gregory
Vice President for Human Resources

Lou Stark
Vice President for Student Affairs