UMS COVID-19 Guidance on University Travel for Business and Personal Travel

COVID-19 GUIDANCE – UNIVERSITY TRAVEL FOR BUSINESS & PERSONAL TRAVEL

Official University Travel for business, academic and all other purposes:

Official University travel for business includes any travel that is funded, either partially or entirely, by the University.

Within the United States:

  • The University encourages all students, faculty, and staff to reconsider travel – domestic and international – if you are concerned for your safety.
  • The University recommends travelers follow CDC guidance when traveling.  CDC travel advisory information is linked below.
  • The University also recommends that travelers avoid going to areas, including domestic locations, where there has been an outbreak of the virus.

International Travel:

  • The University encourages all students, faculty, and staff to reconsider travel – domestic and international – if you are concerned for your safety.
  • Travel to countries with a CDC or U.S. Department of State advisory level  3 or 4 is prohibited. 
  • Please also see this March 4, 2020 UMS Guidance for International Travelers https://www.maine.edu/health-advisory/2020/03/04/ums-guidance-for-international-travelers/ for detailed information about study abroad programs and other international travel guidance.

Personal Travel:

Personal travel involves travel that is not funded in any way by the University.

  • UMS is asking employees and students to VOLUNTARILY disclose any international travel at this time.
  • If you have been advised by a public health official to restrict movements to halt spread of COVID-19
    • Students – Students are required to work with the University to develop academic accommodations in support of their continued learning.
    • Employees- Do Not Return To Campus. Please call your manager or supervisor to discuss work arrangements.
  • The University encourages students to discuss PERSONAL travel plans with their families.

Additional resources to travelers include: