Travel and Transportation Information

Travel and Transportation

Policies and Protocols

Travel and Transportation Policies and Protocols

 
 
Updated 2/25/22
 


  • Travel Advisories and Restrictions
    The CDC recommends that individuals delay travel until up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines. According to the CDC, people are considered “fully vaccinated and up-to-date” when they have the following conditions are met:

    • primary vaccine series completed and boosted;
    • or are within 90 days of documented COVID-19 infection
    • or it has been less than 6 months since 2nd dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine;
    • or it has been less than 2 months since initial J&J vaccine.

    Student Travel
    In line with CDC guidance, Maryville strongly recommends all travelers who are not up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations quarantine for five full days after travel, international or domestic and get tested for COVID-19 three to five days after returning from travel. Unvaccinated students traveling as part of a university-sponsored program are required to quarantine for seven days and get tested 3-5 days after travel, domestic or international. Student athletes are subject to the Athletics and Recreation policies and protocols for university-sponsored athletics travel.

    Employee Travel
    Unvaccinated employees engaging in personal or business travel are required to quarantine for five days after travel, international or domestic. To help Maryville adhere to the CDC travel guidelines and manage quarantine requirements, all employees who are planning to travel outside of the St. Louis area, on business or non-business days, must complete must submit a request to their supervisor in advance of their planned travel dates.

    Maryville also strongly recommends all community members returning from international travel, regardless of vaccination status, to get tested for COVID-19 at Maryville’s Health and Wellness Office three to five days after returning. Maryville’s Health and Wellness Office provides free testing to all employees returning from international travel who choose to get tested.

    We encourage all Maryville Community Members to be mindful of your travel plans around holidays and during break periods and consider that changing public health guidance and travel restrictions could impact your planned return to campus after you travel.

    We expect all Community Members to be responsible in limiting personal exposures and to adhere to CDC-recommended health and safety practices, such as hand washing and social distancing, while away from campus. All Community Members are encouraged to monitor the CDC Travel Health Notices before traveling domestically or internationally. CDC health notices, as well as state or local health travel notices, may change frequently and without advanced warning. The CDC recommends you avoid travel if possible and specifically nonessential international travel. If you choose to travel internationally, you may be required to remain outside the United States for an indefinite length of time.

    If traveling within the United States, follow any state or local travel restrictions currently in place. It’s possible some state and local governments may put travel restrictions or orders in place while you are traveling. The local government at your destination could also require individuals to quarantine or isolate for 10 days or more after traveling. Travel restrictions can change quickly, and students, faculty and staff are responsible for monitoring and complying with any travel restrictions that are enacted and need to factor such contingencies into their planning. Similarly, failure to adhere to health and safety practices, such as hand washing and social distancing, while at locations off-campus may lead to mandated quarantine. Students, faculty and staff are also encouraged to check the CDC coronavirus page before traveling.

  • Public Transportation
    When using public transportation or shared ride services to travel to campus, please practice the following CDC-recommended measures to protect yourself and others:

    • Practice hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
    • Practice social distancing
    • Wear a face covering
    • Avoid touching surfaces
    • Stay home if you are sick or had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19
    • Upon arrival at the destination, wash hands or use alcohol-based sanitizer
  • University-Sponsored Travel
    University-sponsored domestic travel remains limited due to the ongoing pandemic and international travel remains suspended. International travel-related programs for students, such as study abroad also remain suspended.

    Student organizations should contact the Center for Student Engagement to discuss domestic travel requests.

    University-sponsored international travel for employees is suspended. University-sponsored domestic travel for employees will follow standard review and approval policies.

  • Maryville Vehicles
    Maryville does not limit capacity in University-owned or operated vehicles.

    When utilizing Maryville owned and operated vehicles, including golf carts, vans, and shuttles, please practice the following CDC-recommended measures to protect yourself and others:

    • Practice hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
    • Practice social distancing
    • Individuals should wear a face covering
    • Avoid touching surfaces
    • Stay home if you are sick or had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19
    • Upon arrival at the destination, wash hands or use alcohol-based sanitizer

    Maryville vehicles, such as vans and golf carts must be cleaned after each use by the individual who reserved the vehicle. Cleaning supplies will be provided. Maryville shuttles will be cleaned on a minimum daily basis by staff in the Facilities department; however, high touch surfaces will be cleaned throughout the day by the shuttle driver. Passengers are encouraged to use hand sanitizer after disembarking from the shuttle.

NOTICE

This document is not a contract with any employee, student, or other member of the Maryville community. The University reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret this document and/or amend it at any time.