- Individuals who travel domestically or internationally during the ongoing global pandemic may:
- Be exposed to and spread the virus that causes COVID-19, even if they do not exhibit symptoms;
- Be required to self-quarantine at home for 7 to 10 days upon return, depending on circumstances, as determined by UTMB and/or the local health authority;
- Be unable to return home on schedule, due to mid-trip developments at their destination;
- Be subject to federal quarantine, possibly at a location far removed from their home; and/or
- Become ill with COVID-19, with potentially serious health implications.
- To ensure a safe and healthy work and learning environment:
- Employees and students at a UTMB location are required to be healthy and able to carry out the functions of their job/coursework.
- Managers are responsible for assessing staff and must remove employees who are ill from the workplace.
- Faculty are responsible for sending students home if they come to class while ill.
- Faculty, staff and students may be subject to disciplinary action if they do not follow requirements for Sick/Exposed individuals
or the Return On-Site requirements after travel.
- All travelers are responsible for knowing the current conditions and restrictions for their destination as well as UTMB’s approval, reporting and return-on-site requirements.
When planning, travelers should take into account the potential for testing and/or isolation that may be required before returning to work/school at a UTMB location.