The following guidance on travel to employees and students are as follows:
Effective immediately and through April 24, all University-related domestic travel, regardless of method of travel, is suspended. Travel between MBKU campuses will be permitted but should be restricted to essential business only. This policy will be evaluated on a weekly basis and updated when the situation warrants a change.
International Travel Suspended
Effective immediately and for an indefinite period, all University international travel is suspended. This applies to all trips that are currently booked and prohibits new booking at this time. This policy will be evaluated on a monthly basis and updated when the situation warrants a change.
Report Any Level 2 and 3 Travel Immediately
The University advises that no personal travel should occur to any countries that are under Level 3 (China, Italy, Iran and South Korea) or Level 2 (Japan) warnings from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Any travel to these countries should be reported to HR by employees and to Student Affairs for students.
Travelers returning from a Level 2 or Level 3 country will be required to observe a 14-day self-quarantine period off campus.
- Employees may not return to work on campus. We will allow work from home where possible and this will be coordinated by your supervisor.
- Students should remain quarantined at home. These absences could place you behind in your studies and progression in the program. We will make every effort to allow for remote attendance and this will be coordinated by your program Dean or Director.
International Travel Not Level 2 or 3
For international travel to countries that are not Level 3 or Level 2 we only advise that you think carefully before you travel. Given that the government has placed restrictions on entry into the US, you could be restricted from return or placed in quarantine in place. This could adversely affect your work or progression in the academic programs.
If You Have Travelled to a Country with a COVID-19 Outbreak
If you were in a country with a COVID-19 outbreak and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, within 14 days after you left, you should:
- Seek medical advice – Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
- Avoid contact with others.
- Do not travel on public transportation while sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others.
- Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Travel Policy Questions
This policy may raise more questions regarding employment guidelines and benefits. We urge you to contact your program Dean or Director, or supervisor or HR should you have any specific questions.