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Spring Break travel amid coronavirus

With Spring Break approaching, many of us will be taking a well-deserved break from campus. We are continuing to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak very carefully and want everyone to know the safety of the entire campus is our highest priority.

We are asking those who are traveling in any capacity (international or domestic) to please communicate your travel plans with Human Resources at Your information remains confidential. Whether for university business or personal travel, we encourage everyone to register their travel by including the following information:

  • Name and phone number
  • Whether faculty, staff or student
  • Travel destination (and pass through points such as layovers, cruise ship boarding, etc.)
  • Method of travel (car, plane, train, ship, other)
  • Timeframe (departure and return date)

Please keep in mind the following if you are traveling during Spring Break or anytime thereafter:

  • Check the travel information on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and State Department websites to make a wise decision about travel plans.
  • The CDC has urged everyone to avoid traveling to or through any of the locations with a Level 3 or Level 4 travel health notice.
  • Please note that the status of countries or regions identified by the CDC as having an elevated health risk may change while you are traveling and thus could affect airport or other travel procedures. Please pay attention to ongoing guidance and information from the CDC and the State Department websites for the latest updates.
  • The State Department has recently alerted travelers of an increased risk of infection of COVID-19 in a cruise ship environment.
  • Consistent with guidelines from the CDC and the Georgia Department of Health, anyone traveling to, from or through a Level 3 or higher travel designation cannot return to campus until they have been asymptomatic for a period of 14 days from the date of entering or reentering the United States. These self-quarantined travelers must follow CDC and local health authority guidelines prior to returning to campus in an effort to keep everyone safe.
    • Guidelines for self-quarantine from the CDC include:
      • Restricting activities outside the home except for appointments with a medical professional for evaluation.
      • Limited contact with others in the home, including pets.
      • Frequent hand washing.
      • Regular cleaning of all high-touch surfaces including tables, countertops, doorknobs, keyboards, tablets, bathroom fixtures, television remotes, and phones.
      • Limiting the sharing of household items like drinking glasses, plates, utensils, bedding, towels, and clothing.
      • Washing dishes, clothing, and bedding regularly.

For more information on the coronavirus, including guidance, resources and campus-specific announcements, please refer to will be updating the site regularly.

Thank you for staying informed on this rapidly evolving situation. Have a safe Spring Break!