Updated travel guidelines and event information

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Updated travel guidelines and event information

March 13, 2020

Dear ASU community:

We are writing today with several updates on university activities as it relates to COVID-19.

New travel guidelines

Traveling from Level 3 or high-risk areas

For all students and employees who have traveled since March 1:

  • Employees and students who are coming back from Level 3 countries and areas* are required to self-isolate for 14 days. If you are an employee, you must communicate your circumstances to your immediate supervisor. If you are a student, please contact ASU Health Services at 480-965-3349 and a provider will provide additional guidance.
  • Employees and students who are coming back from high-risk areas are required to self-monitor. If you become symptomatic, you are required to self-isolate and should contact your health care provider. High-risk areas are defined as the following:
    • Travel by cruise ships;
    • Any air travel regardless if domestic or international;
    • Travel by any means to Washington state, New York City, California, Florida or London.

*Level 3 countries and areas include: China, South Korea, Iran, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City.


ASU now prohibiting university- and grant-funded domestic travel

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not generally issue advisories or restrictions for travel within the U.S., cases of COVID-19 have been reported in many states and some areas are experiencing community spread of the disease. The CDC has noted that crowded travel settings, like airports, may increase your risk of exposure to COVID-19, if there are other travelers with COVID-19. With this in mind, the university is now prohibiting all university- and grant-funded travel within the U.S. and internationally.  


Cancellation of events on campus

For the next 30 days, all events on any ASU campus or in any ASU building that are not directly related to the educational or research mission of the university are canceled in order to limit the community spread of COVID-19. Before attending a previously scheduled event on an ASU campus or in an ASU building, please check with the event organizer or look for an update online.

Employment practices during COVID-19

We recognize that conditions in the broader community – school closures, child care disruptions, ill family members – are likely to impact regular work schedules for some individuals. Employees should work directly with their supervisors on flexible work plans to ensure operations continue.



Mark Searle                            Morgan Olsen

Provost                                   Executive vice president, treasurer & CFO

Posted: March 13, 2020, at 5:15 p.m.