COVID-19 Travel Policy

Lawrence Sponsored Travel as of October 11, 2021 

Lawrence University funds may be used for travel if a faculty member or staff member has been fully vaccinated (i.e., received both injections of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccination, or one injection of the Johnson and Johnson vaccination) at least two weeks before travel, thereby bringing the vaccination’s protection up to its full effectiveness. 

Lawrence will consider approval of professional/employee travel for unvaccinated employees unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons only on a case-by-case basis for those with travel in their job responsibilities. Please check in with Human Resources for more information. For all approvals, Lawrence will consider the U.S. Department of State advisories and CDC travel recommendations

All students will be allowed to travel using Lawrence funds using the current Academic Travel and Vehicle Policies, linked below.  

All Lawrence-affiliated travelers will be expected to honor the pledge while traveling and at their destination (I.e masking indoors, daily symptoms checking, etc.).  

Please refer to the following Lawrence University travel policies for more information: 

If travelling, please follow the CDC Guidelines for travel and return. 

Vaccinated Travel Recommendations

During Travel:  

  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on open deck areas of a ferry or the uncovered top deck of a bus). 
  • Follow all state and local recommendations and requirements, including mask wearing and social distancing. 

After Travel:  

  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms. 
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements. 

Unvaccinated Travel Recommendations 

Before you travel:  

  • Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip. 
  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on open deck areas of a ferry or the uncovered top deck of a bus). CDC recommends that travelers who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask and maintain physical distance when traveling. 
  • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who is not traveling with you. 
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol). 

After you travel:  

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.  
  • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. 
  • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected. 
  • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel. Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not. 
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms. 
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Overnight Trips

All Lawrence community members traveling on an employee- or student-led overnight trip must Honor the Pledge at all times. Individuals participating in an overnight trip are highly encouraged to attend surveillance testing before departing on the trip and after returning