- Return to campus plan
- Safe health practices in response to the coronavirus pandemic
- Campus planning for COVID-19 positive testing results
- Tech answers the COVID-19 challenge
- CARES Act
- UPDATED State Travel Guidelines
- Travel Guidance from ULS
- COVID-19 ULS Directives
- Guidance from Louisiana Department of Health
- Online instruction considerations
- Guide for Teleworking
COVID-19 Interim Travel Measures
As the number of cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) increases in a number of countries – including the United States – Louisiana Tech University officials continue to monitor the spread of the virus.
We have also put in place two interim policies related to travel to and from countries on the Centers for Disease Control international travel watch list. These measures – made under the advisement of our University of Louisiana System leadership – relate to both personal travel and University-funded travel. I encourage you to read these interim policies thoroughly and reach out with any questions you made have. Here is an executive summary of what these measures mean:
Interim University Travel Measures
The interim university travel measures prohibit university-sponsored travel by students, faculty, and staff to nations the CDC has included on its coronavirus travel warning list (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html ). If someone does travel to one of those nations, they are required to remain away from campus for 14 days starting from the date of their departure from the nation on the warning list.
Interim Personal Travel Measures
The interim personal travel measures require that any student or employee who, with personal time and money, travels to nations the CDC has included on its coronavirus travel warning list (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html) remain away from campus for 14 days starting from the date of their departure from the nation on the list. It also requires them to stay away for 14 days if they have “known contact” with someone who is from a listed nation and shows symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The policy also requires the university to designate a point person or office, establish a decontamination plan for the University, and a plan to address financial impacts on students that may result.
Thank you for your attention and your work to keep our community safe and healthy.
Leslie K. Guice