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Coronavirus travel restrictions

Students should be aware of the risks of travel restrictions/disruptions, especially in planning for the upcoming spring break. Flight cancelations, quarantines, and border closures have been implemented by several countries on short notice. Travel outside Fairfield is not appropriate, whether domestic or international. See the notice above for the procedures for requesting urgent travel permissions. See the current CDC list of countries that pose a health risk.

Students who seek to return from Level 3 or Level 2 countries will not be given entry on campus even if they pass other screenings. See the FAQ for more information regarding care for infection, prevention, and hygiene.

MIU faculty and staff are expected to be at work but have leave to work from home with approval and to work from home for medical reasons without prior approval. Advise your supervisor when working from home. No domestic or international travel is appropriate for faculty and staff outside Jefferson County. Those who may seek to return from countries with Level 3 or Level 2 CDC risks will not be given entry on campus even if they pass other screenings. See the FAQ for more information regarding care for infection, prevention, and hygiene.

Employees are advised to work with their departments and human resources contacts to make contingency plans to offer core services in the event of a disruption. Employees should refer to guidelines from the Emergency Management Group regarding infection prevention, and hygiene measures.

  • Stay home for 14 days from the time you return from outside Jefferson County or if are having symptoms of a contagious illness.

Take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing:

  • Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also, watch for a cough or trouble breathing.
  • Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period. Discuss your work situation with your employer before returning to work.
  • Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
  • Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public to those that are necessary (e.g. grocery shopping, medical appointments.
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).
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