Fall 2020 Health and Safety Plan for Returning to Campus

Domestic and Local Travel Guidelines

Revised August 11, 2020

  • These Guidelines apply to all University employees (faculty and staff) and students. 
  • All non-essential domestic travel, including local travel (e.g. Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Southern New Jersey), by faculty and staff for University Business-related reasons is prohibited unless approved by that faculty or staff member’s Vice President, or the Vice President’s designee. 
  • Non-academic travel by students related to student activities must be approved by the Dean of Students; academic-related travel must be approved by the Provost or the Provost’s designee.
  • Any person living, learning, or working on campus who undertakes domestic travel, whether for University-related or personal reasons, must follow Pennsylvania state recommendations pertaining to quarantine upon return from “hotspots”  listed on the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (or for whichever state they reside in and are returning to).
  • For all approved travel, travelers must follow whatever travel restrictions and safety guidelines are in place in the destination, including related to transportation (e.g. public transportation, taxis, or rideshares), distancing, masks, and size restrictions on public and private gatherings.
  • Requests for exceptions to these Guidelines will be reviewed by the Provost and the Chief Financial Officer on a case-by-case basis.
  • Failure to comply with these Guidelines or other related University policies and directives may result in disciplinary action pursuant to the Student Code of Conduct, Faculty Handbook, or Progressive Discipline Policy, as appropriate.
  • Please see the University’s International Travel Policy with respect to international travel.