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Updated: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020

Given the fluid nature of the national and international COVID-19 situation, nonessential travel should be avoided. Employees or students who are traveling need to adhere to CDC and New Jersey travel recommendations and associated quarantines. If traveling within the United States, employees or students will need to adhere to state-by-state guidelines for travel and quarantine, particularly on return.  

If an employee believes travel is warranted, the travel must first be reviewed and approved by the vice president of their division.

Persons traveling to high-risk areas need to quarantine for 14 days. Date of arrival in New Jersey is considered to be day 0. Two conditions can produce an early release option for persons in quarantine as long as they do not develop symptoms. Persons who continue to be asymptomatic may leave quarantine on day number 8 if they receive a negative COVID-19 test on days 5-7. For persons who did not receive a test and remain asymptomatic, they may be released from quarantine on day 11.

International travelers returning to campus and travelers from high-risk states so designated by the State of New Jersey will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days with the possibility for asymptomatic travelers being released earlier if the aforementioned negative COVID-19 testing and quarantine criteria are met

Self-reporting of travel to high-risk areas by students and faculty must be required for the duration of the academic year, including over the breaks. Students will report to Health Services or Student Life; staff to HR or supervisor and faculty should inform their department chair. 

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.