COVID-19 & the CU Anschutz Community

July 8, 2020

This special travel update was scheduled outside of our regular Friday Campus Coronavirus (COVID-19) Weekly Update, in order to get you the latest details on university and personal travel.

Travel guidance continues to change, so please refer to the "Travel and Self-Quarantines" section of the CU Anschutz coronavirus website for the very latest.

Travel Updates

With the summer months upon us, we know many students, faculty and staff have questions about personal travel, as well as the status of university-sponsored travel. 

As guidance on domestic and international travel continues to evolve, please refer to the CU Anschutz coronavirus website for the latest travel and quarantine updates, and take any questions to your supervisor/unit head. Campus leadership will continue to monitor the situation and inform you if and when this guidance changes.

    Personal Travel

    The CU Anschutz Medical Campus does not set requirements for personal travel, but those who choose to travel are urged to take the following steps:

    University-Sponsored Travel

    All non-essential university-related domestic and international travel for students and employees is suspended through at least December 31, 2020.
    • Only absolutely essential domestic business travel may be considered for an exception. Examples could include essential clinical care delivery or mission-critical research activity.
    • Non-essential business travel will not be considered. Examples include conferences, professional development and non-mission-critical activity.
    • See your supervisor/unit head with requests for exceptions, which are subject to review by school/college deans or the vice chancellor for administrative areas.

    Returning from Travel

    Upon returning from any and all travel, you are urged to take the following steps:
    • Carefully monitor your health status. If you were exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive, or if you show COVID-19 symptoms, while on or returning from personal or university-sponsored travel, contact your medical provider immediately, let your supervisor/unit head know, and submit a self-report. You may be required to take additional steps before being approved to return to campus, including possible quarantine.
    • Work remotely and practice social distancing whenever possible.
    • This information has been updated to this current guidance as of 7/16/20: If you have received approval for vacation leave in which you plan to travel, even domestically, please understand that the nature of travel restrictions and self-quarantine may change quickly. We encourage you to consider your health and the health of those around you before returning for approved on-campus activity. If upon your return your work duties cannot be performed remotely and you need to stay home to quarantine, you will need to take leave to accommodate that situation.
    • If you are returning from international travel, whether you feel sick or not, you must stay home and quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus; let your supervisor/unit head know, and submit a self-report.
    • For tips to manage a self-quarantine, contact Taylor Craver.
    Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and others safe and healthy. 
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