Dear University Community,
Welcome back to campus and the 2021-22 academic year. As we begin the fall semester and resume more regular activities, I want to share new travel guidelines that may impact members of our community who are not fully vaccinated.
These policies apply to all staff, faculty, and students participating in all University-funded and/or sponsored travel, with the exception of those traveling as part of NCAA athletics competition requirements (athletic competition travel guided by conference rules).
Monmouth University Domestic Travel Policy Specific to COVID-19:
Domestic out-of-state travel beyond New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Delaware and overnight travel within New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut or Delaware:
- Travel will be permitted as long as all appropriate approvals (dean, department chair, director, general counsel, etc.) are in place prior to travel taking place.
- Anyone who is not fully vaccinated is required to undergo COVID-19 testing 1-3 days before and 3-5 days after travel. Testing can be completed here at the University during our regularly scheduled testing times (Monday to Friday). Any test that needs to be administered outside of the regularly scheduled testing center hours will be the responsibility of the person being tested.
- Per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, members of the University community who are not fully vaccinated, must quarantine for a minimum of seven full days after travel, in addition to following all pre- and post-travel testing requirements. A negative test still requires a self-quarantine for seven days. A positive test will require 10 days of isolation.
- Anyone who is not fully vaccinated and does not get tested upon return must complete a 10-day self-quarantine after travel.
- Throughout the period of quarantine, students, faculty and staff should self-monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if symptoms develop.
Monmouth University International Travel Policy Specific to COVID-19:
- Individual travel will be permitted as long as all appropriate approvals (dean, department chair, director, general counsel, etc.) are in place prior to travel taking place.
- International travel with students is permitted as long as all appropriate approvals are in place, the program is submitted to the Global Education Office, and reviewed by the Crisis Management Team.
- Travel will only be permitted to countries with a CDC and US Department of State Travel Advisory level 3 or lower.
- Faculty traveling with students as part of a Global Seminar Program may submit an appeal to travel to areas designated with a Travel Advisory level 4 due to COVID-19. Appeals should be sent to the Global Education Office to be reviewed by special committee.
- Individuals must follow all applicable CDC guidelines for international travel.
- Members of the community who are not fully vaccinated, must quarantine for a minimum of seven full days after international travel, in addition to following all pre- and post-travel testing requirements, as directed by the CDC.
- If an unvaccinated person travels and does not get tested within 3-5 days of re-entry upon return they must complete a 10-day self-quarantine after travel.
- Please contact the Global Education Office for assistance at email@example.com
- International Travel Recommendations Quick Reference:
While these travel policies have been developed in response to questions about University-funded and/or sponsored travel, all members of the University community who travel outside of the State of New Jersey, for personal travel must adhere to the same CDC guidelines.
Mary Anne Nagy
Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Engagement
On August 4, the University reinstituted an indoor mask requirement in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases, including the Delta variant, throughout New Jersey and, in particular, Monmouth County.
As promised, we have continued to monitor the public health situation to inform our campus safety practices and protocols. Given the sustained and growing impact of COVID-19 in our state, we will continue to require masks indoors in all campus facilities until further notice.
Specifically, all members of the Monmouth University community and guests to our campus – regardless of vaccination status – are required to wear masks indoors, except when eating or when alone in a private office or residence hall room. This requirement is in accordance with prevailing guidance from the Center for Disease Control, as well as the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission. As has been our practice, we will continue to monitor the public health situation and update our health and safety protocols accordingly.
The University continues to host vaccination clinics on campus for members of our community, including immediate family members. Our next clinic will be held in Anacon Hall on September 1 from noon to 4 p.m. If you have not yet been vaccinated, we urge you to do so as soon as possible. Additionally, we encourage you to continue thorough hand washing and sanitizing practices and to maintain a safe social distance whenever possible. As a reminder, you are welcome to contact the Office of Student Life at x3417 to request and coordinate pick-up of a reusable Monmouth mask.
Thank you for your continued cooperation as we work towards a safe and successful return to campus this fall.
Dr. Patrick F. Leahy
The University’s plans and protocols are subject to change in response to evolving guidance from local, state, and federal government and public health officials. We will continue to update this website regularly and encourage you to check back often for the most up-to-date information.