Travel During COVID-19

Travel increases your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. Delaying or avoiding travel is the best way to protect yourself and others.

Individuals choosing to travel are encouraged to follow the CDC’s latest guidance on travel.

In an effort to protect the health and safety of our campus community, students and visitors should perform a daily health check prior to coming to campus.

Do NOT come to campus if you are sick, been exposed to COVID-19, or tested positive for COVID-19.

College-Sponsored Travel

Hawkeye has limited its travel and any essential travel needs to be approved by the employee’s immediate supervisor and cabinet member.

International Travel

Individuals choosing to travel internationally, are encouraged to follow the CDC’s latest guidance on travel.

If You Travel

When traveling, the CDC recommends the following:

When you return home:

  • Get tested again with a viral test 3–5 days after your trip.

  • Stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if your test is negative. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.

  • You may have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels. Regardless of where you traveled or what you did during your trip, take these actions to protect others from getting COVID-19 after travel:

    • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet from anyone who did not travel with you.

    • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public settings.

    • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

    • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness.

    • Watch your health and look for symptoms of COVID-19.

Information for this page was sourced from the CDC, Travel During COVID-19.

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