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Travel Instructions

We strongly discourage all non-essential travel at this time.

The University advises against travel to and in-person participation in conferences or other live events anywhere in the world.

Those considering essential travel should keep in mind their own individual risk factors (for example, if they have chronic illness or are immunosuppressed) and closely follow the CDC’s travel updates before and during travel. When planning essential international travel, we strongly encourage employees to consult the International Air Travel Association (IATA) Interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Regulations Map.

Those returning to New York after International Travel may be subject to quarantine regulations based on CDC guidelines. If the travel to a Level 2 or 3 country is for essential business purposes, and a quarantine period for up to 12–14 days is required upon return to New York, it will be covered under University and NYS sick leave policies. If the travel is for personal reasons, the quarantine period will not be considered sick leave and the time away from work must be covered by other time-off policies, e.g., vacation days.

Employees must continue to report any/all travel to locations outside the Tri-State Region (NY, NJ, CT), regardless of whether the travel is for business or personal reasons to the OHS COVID-19 Health Monitoring Program.

  • If you are planning or have recently traveled outside the Tri-State Region or have close contact with someone who has traveled, complete the University’s on-line Travel Questionnaire.
  • Based upon the responses to the screening questions, you may be instructed not to come to work and advised to self-monitor your temperature and symptoms at home for up to 12-14 days. This time away from work may be covered under the University sick leave policy, depending upon the reason for the travel and where you traveled.

NYS Travel Advisory and Quarantine Requirement

Those traveling must also abide by the NYS DOH Interim Guidance that calls for quarantine on travelers arriving in New York State following travel to certain states. This Guidance calls for 14-day quarantine for travelers returning from states that have high rates of positive COVID tests. The restricted states are listed on-line.

If the travel to a restricted state is for essential business purposes, the quarantine period upon return to New York will be covered under University and NYS sick leave policies. If the travel is for personal reasons, the quarantine period will not be considered sick leave and the time away from work must be covered by other time-off policies, e.g., vacation days.

More information, including up-to-date data about COVID-19, is available from the IATA, CDC, NYC Department of Health, and the University’s pandemic preparedness website.

The safety and health of the University employees and students remains a top priority. Thank you once again for your cooperation in promoting the health of our community.