Travel and Transportation Information

Travel and Transportation

Policies and Protocols

Travel and Transportation Policies and Protocols

 
 
Updated 7/19/21
 


  • Travel Advisories and Restrictions
    The CDC recommends that individuals delay travel until fully vaccinated. According to the CDC, people are “fully vaccinated”:

    • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or
    • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

    In line with CDC guidance, Maryville strongly recommends all unvaccinated community members quarantine for seven to ten days after travel, international or domestic. 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 Office of Health and Wellness will provide free testing to all employees returning from international travel who choose to get tested.

    We expect all Community Members to be responsible in limiting personal exposures and to adhere to CDC-recommended health and safety practices in preparation for your return to campus.

    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 the Travel Request Form in advance of their planned travel dates. The information collected on the Travel Request Form will help Human Resources determine if quarantine after travel is required and notify your supervisor so they can discuss your proposed travel with you.

    Employees requesting paid time off during the travel period should also concurrently submit a request in ADP. Supervisors will review and evaluate paid time off and travel requests, including any required quarantine period, based on operational needs as they normally would. Requests are not guaranteed, and employees are encouraged to wait for approval before spending monies on anticipated vacations.

    Faculty members who have no on-campus teaching and/or campus obligations over the summer are not required to submit a Travel Request Form for summer travel through July 23, 2021. Travel Request Forms should be submitted beginning July 24, 2021 in preparation for resumption of on-campus work beginning August 9, 2021.

    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 wearing a face covering, 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 wearing a face covering, 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 travel has been reinstated for all domestic travel destinations; however, University-sponsored international travel continues to be suspended. This restriction includes travel-related programs for students, such as study abroad, as well as business-related travel for faculty and staff.
  • Maryville Vehicles
    Consistent with St. Louis County guidance, Maryville is no longer limiting 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 are strongly encouraged to 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.