Important message from FSU: Updated Travel Guidance

Updated December 7, 2020

This message has been approved by Renisha Gibbs, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Finance & Administration Chief of Staff, for distribution to all Deans, Directors, and Department Heads.

Please share the following updated university travel guidance with employees in your department.

University Travel

Employee international and domestic business-related travel remains restricted.

Personal Domestic Travel

Personal domestic travel is strongly discouraged but not prohibited.

  • If employees choose to travel, they should review COVID-19 data at their anticipated destination in order to make an informed decision about their exposure risk.
  • Domestic travel will no longer require a 14-day self-quarantine unless the employee presents COVID-19 related symptoms upon return from travel.

Personal International Travel

Personal international travel is strongly discouraged but not prohibited. The most recent guidance after traveling Internationally is available here.

Get Tested and Stay Home After Higher Risk Travel

Testing before and after travel can reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when paired with a period of staying at home and precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on planes, in airports, and at travelers’ destinations.

If you participated in higher-risk activities during your international travel, take the actions listed above AND do the following after travel:

  • Get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home for 7 days after travel.
    • Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days.
    • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 10 days after travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.

Always follow state and local recommendations or requirements related to travel.

  • Notify your supervisor if you have:
    • Experienced COVID-19 symptoms
    • Traveled internationally
    • Recently been on a cruise
  • Supervisors can consult with HR regarding the 14-day quarantine period, if needed.

COVID-19 data by state and county can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. This data is referenced for informational purposes and is not intended to substitute for medical advice or your personal responsibility to evaluate and limit your exposure risk.

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