Provost and VPAF Guidance (05/13/2021)
Dear Campus Community,
We are updating the travel guidance communicated last July, based on current guidance from the federal government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Maryland. The university also follows guidance from the U.S. Department of State regarding travel during the global coronavirus pandemic.
The State of Maryland has lifted out-of-state travel restrictions. In addition, the CDC says that people who are fully vaccinated can travel safely within the United States.
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.
University-Related Domestic Travel (within the United States)
As more of the campus community is fully vaccinated, we are modifying the guidance on domestic travel as follows:
University-Related International Travel (outside the United States)
- You may conduct essential and non-essential out-of-state travel.
No changes are being made to international travel restrictions at this time, as 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."
- You must request an exception from the appropriate Dean or Vice President to be authorized to travel or be reimbursed using university controlled funds.
We urge you to use caution and judgment when considering any travel and to follow state, CDC and Department of State guidance.
Thank you for following these guidelines.
Interim Senior Vice President and Provost
Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer