Senior Vice President and Provost Jennifer King Rice and Vice President for Administration and Finance Carlo Colella sent the following email to the campus community:
We are updating the travel guidance communicated in May based on current guidance from the federal government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The university also follows guidance from the U.S. Department of State and the state of Maryland regarding travel during the global coronavirus pandemic.
The CDC says that people who are fully vaccinated can travel safely within the United States. The CDC also says that if you are not fully vaccinated, you should delay all non-essential travel and take precautions if you must travel.
Updated guidance for travel is summarized below. University-related travel is travel for educational, research or business purposes tied to the traveler's affiliation with the university, regardless of funding source. Student travel guidelines have also been issued for student organizations approved to travel using university funds, as well as class-sponsored trips and student groups traveling for university-sponsored or university-affiliated events.
University-Related Domestic Travel (within the United States)
Given the nationwide prevalence of the delta variant and recent CDC guidance, we are modifying the instructions on university-related domestic travel as follows:
University-Related International Travel (outside the United States)
No changes are being made to international travel restrictions at this time; the CDC says that "international travel poses additional risks and even fully vaccinated travelers are at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading new COVID-19 variants."
Use caution and judgment when considering any travel and:
Thank you for following these guidelines.
Jennifer King Rice
Senior Vice President and Provost
Vice President for Administration and Finance
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