Revised Travel Considerations
It is a goal to keep the overall health of the campus at a better level than that of the surrounding community. This means that travel to and from the campus invariably increases the risk of bringing disease to the campus. With this in mind, the college promotes the following practices with regard to travel.
- Essential travel—all local travel to and from campus for employees—should be kept to a minimum. As long as there are significant levels of infection in the local area, we discourage any travel off campus during the course of the day for lunch or other unnecessary activities.
- Employees who commute to and from campus should maintain extra care to minimize chances of infection off campus as well as the chance of transmission to others on campus.
- Employees who use public transportation should make sure to wear a mask, and use hand sanitizer or wash hands to avoid infection in route.
Employees are discouraged from taking personal or professional travel that may bring them to areas in which COVID-19 is particularly prevalent. The Pennsylvania Department of health specifies that residents who have traveled outside of the Commonwealth and are returning home, “to produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or place themselves in quarantine for 10 days without testing or a 7-day quarantine with a negative test on or after day 5 of quarantine.”