COVID-19 Travel Information

It is System Risk Management’s position that all travel should be restricted at this time unless deemed mission critical to the institution.  If travel is approved by member executive leadership, the following guidelines should implemented:

Travel within the State of Texas

All System employees traveling within the State of Texas should review the current community-transmission of COVID-19 in the locations that they will be traveling through and/or to. Employees engaged in business-related and personal travel who suspect they have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 while away from the university or agency are required to notify their supervisor and place themselves in self-quarantine for a period of time in accordance with current CDC guidance.

 

Travel Outside of Texas but Within the United States

All System employees traveling outside of Texas, but within the United States, should review the CDC’s COVID Data Tracker prior to travel. Employees engaged in business-related and personal travel who suspect they have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 while away from the university or agency are required to notify their supervisor and place themselves in self-quarantine for a period of time in accordance with current CDC guidance.

 

International Travel

Consistent with the CDC’s guidance on international travel and due to the widespread, ongoing transmission of COVID-19 worldwide, all System Employees traveling internationally should self-quarantine and self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after returning home.

Any country that is on the CDC’s list of countries with restrictions on entry to the United States will be included on System Risk Management’s list of Extreme Risk Countries and System Risk Management will not approve travel to these countries. If the travel is mission- or health-critical, it must be approved by executive leadership.