Updated: August 20, 2021 – 12:15 p.m. CST

 

Dear Millikin Colleagues:

Thank you for all your questions about the travel policy. We have discussed various scenarios and CDC recommendations to clarify our guidelines and appreciate the input that was provided by many of you.

Vaccinated individuals have no travel restrictions. They do not have to quarantine or test upon return from their travel. 

The travel restrictions remain in effect for unvaccinated individuals. If traveling by airplane, train, other mass transit, or internationally, upon return they must: 

  • Quarantine for 3 days.
  • Take a COVID test on the 3rd day. 
  • If the test is negative, return to normal activities. 
  • If the COVID test is positive, contact your supervisor and Human Resources. Isolate for the recommended full isolation period as designated by the Macon County Health Department or the health department having jurisdiction. 

For our guests to Millikin

  • Follow Millikin health and safety protocols. 
  • Wear masks indoors. 
  • Practice social distancing requirements as recommended by the CDC. 
  • There will not be a quarantine period to visit campus. 
  • No COVID testing is required. 

It is not practical for our guests to quarantine for three days since they are on campus for a short duration of time.  Since all of campus is masked indoors, we have an advantage on campus that is not available outside of campus in the general public.   

Many of our guests are prospective students and their families.  We do not want to create any barriers to our families who are visiting campus to determine if they would like to attend Millikin in the future. 

There are no travel restrictions to other countries at this time.  The CDC does maintain a list of countries that are rated as Level 4, very high COVID-19 infection rates.  The CDC indicates to avoid traveling to these countries, but if choosing to travel to a Level 4 country to get vaccinated.  The United States is also listed as a Level 4 country.  Being categorized as Level 4 does not necessarily indicate that the COVID-19 infection rates are worse in those countries than in the United States at any given time.  Please contact your Cabinet representative about traveling outside of the United States as situations can change rapidly. 

While we cannot outline every scenario, this should answer most questions.  Stay safe and we hope you have a great start to the semester! 

 

With respect for you all, 

Jim R