I am a Tufts employee (faculty, staff). Can I travel for university-related or funded business?
Beginning July 1, Tufts’ prohibition on university-sponsored, connected, or funded international or domestic travel by faculty and staff (including post docs) has been lifted. We continue to strongly discourage any travel unless it is essential. Your travel may be disrupted, you may become subject to government restrictions while you are away, or you may have difficulty returning home due to an unexpected quarantine or border closings. You also will likely need to quarantine once you return to the Boston area. We urge you to consider alternative ways to accomplish essential research, work or collaborations where these are possible
If you need to travel, you are permitted to travel with the following restrictions:
- For university-related international travel, you will be required to register your travel in the Tufts Travel Registry. You should not register domestic travel or any personal travel.
- If you have contact with someone who has had a presumed or confirmed case of COVID-19 during your travels, you will need to self-quarantine for 14 days when you return, in accordance with the guidance issued by the CDC, and inform your supervisor or dean immediately.
- For international or domestic (out of state) travel, you should be aware that you may need to self-quarantine for 14 days when you return. You should speak with your manager/supervisor prior to traveling on how quarantine guidelines issued by the State of Massachusetts and by the CDC for travelers returning either from domestic or international travel may affect your ability to return to work.
- Other university, school or division restrictions (including restrictions on discretionary spending) will continue to apply and may affect your ability to travel.