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Travel Information

Travel, specifically travel using common transportation or which requires lodging, will increase your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. CDC recommends that you do not travel at this time. If possible, you are encouraged to delay travel and stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

For information on University-sponsored business travel for the period of May 14, 2021 - December 31, 2021, please see the UW-Gren Bay COVID-19 Business Travel Guidelines.

The University-required isolation & quarantine response plan for non-essential personal travel has been in place since March 16, 2020 and was based upon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) guidance in place at that time. Since then, both the CDC and WDHS have modified their guidance to indicate that so long as travelers adhere to provide COVID-19 safety precautions while traveling (face masking, physical distancing as able, frequent hand washing) there would be no implicit need to isolate upon return to monitor for symptoms. For purposes of this protocol, the term isolation references the need to stay away from any UW-Green Bay campus for a specified consecutive period of time.
As such, the University policy requiring isolation after return from personal travel or participation in certain events is as follows:
Prior Protocol:
  • 14-day isolation from last day of travel for any individual who engaged in any air travel or other mass transit
  • 14-day isolation from the date of the event for any individual who participated in a large event or group activity in which social distancing was not practices or/and where face masking was not required
Current Protocol:
  • 14-day isolation from date of return for any travel in which CDC Travel Guidelines were not complied with
  • 14-day isolation from arrival in the United States for international travel
  • 14-day isolation from date of return from any cruise or boat travel lasting more than 2 days
  • 14-day isolation from participation in any event in which CDC Event Planning Guidelines were not complied with
Self-Assessment Language:
In the past 14 days have you traveled where you were required to remain in close contact with unknown individuals for periods of time beyond 30 minutes; for example, airline or other mass transit; use of hotels in which CDC Travel Guidelines were not required to be complied with? Intrastate and interstate travel to private points specific (e.g. to see family members) which is done using private transportation and where lodging occurs at a private residence shall not restrict presence on campus, subject to confirmation that the individual did not have contact with any individual who they know to be COVID-19 infected.
In the past 14 days have you participated in a large group event (groups larger than 50 people for over 1 hour (concerts, large sporting events, conference, etc) in which CDC Event Planning Guidelines  (face masking, social distancing, entry screening) were not required of followed?
Notwithstanding the above, if you participate in a large event in which physical distancing is not practiced and face masking was not required; if you engage in travel in which you are not required to follow CDC Travel Guidelines; or if you become symptomatic after participating in either of these activities, you will be required to isolate and stay away from any UW-Green Bay campus location for 14 days. 
If you have questions about this information, please contact your supervisor.  If they cannot answer your questions, they should consult with Human Resources