UToledo Issues Updated Travel Advisory, Encourages Registration of Travel

August 6, 2020 | News, UToday
By Tyrel Linkhorn

The University continues to strongly encourage all faculty, staff and students to avoid out-of-state and international travel. If individuals do travel, the University is strongly encouraging them to voluntarily register their travel plans through Dec. 31, 2020. Individuals who did not previously register travel may also use the form to report their return.

In response to Gov. Mike DeWine’s recent travel advisory, individuals arriving from states reporting a positive COVID-19 testing rate of 15% or higher will be asked to quarantine for 14 days before returning to work, per U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, class or other on-campus activities.

The protocol applies to students, staff or faculty who are entering Ohio after having traveled from or through any state on the list maintained by the Ohio Department of Health.

Additionally, the University is following CDC recommendations and asking that students and employees who are returning from international travel quarantine for 14 days before returning to work, classes or other on-campus activities.

Healthcare providers working at The University of Toledo Medical Center are excluded from these protocols to ensure adequate staffing of key positions within the hospital.

The University is working with residential students who may need to quarantine after returning to campus this fall. As the University has previously communicated, students will not be penalized if they must miss class due to an illness or the need to quarantine. The Office of Student Advocacy and Support will assist students with making any necessary arrangements, and all materials will be accessible remotely.

UToledo has arranged for alternative housing and food delivery service for residential students who require a quarantine period.

Students living off campus are asked to quarantine after arriving at their personal residence.

Employees who are asked to quarantine should speak with their supervisor about the possibility of a remote work arrangement. In the event that an employee’s job responsibilities cannot be facilitated remotely, the employee will need to submit leave to cover the time off.

For guidelines and tips on self-quarantine, visit the Ohio Department of Health website.

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