As the COVID-19 has evolved, the UO has been hard at work creating and implementing contingency plans to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.
International Inbound Travelers
Given the dynamic nature of the impacts of COVID-19, UO is collecting basic information from all arriving international faculty, students, and visiting scholars with plans to arrive in the coming weeks and months in order to best assist them upon their arrival.
Note that international inbound travel restrictions into the U.S. can change daily. As of July 20, 2020, travelers on university business are prohibited from coming to campus for 14 days after their return and should monitor themselves for potential COVID symptoms. Employees should consult with their supervisor regarding remote work or leave options. For the most up-to-date information, visit the CDC Travel Information Page.
We have created a web form for each of the following types of inbound international travelers (see definitions and examples below) to be completed as soon as possible, but no later than 7 days prior to arrival.
- Short Term Guests and Candidates
These are individuals traveling to campus from outside the UO who plan to be on campus for a period of less than an academic term (or three months). Examples include guest speakers, research collaborators, search candidates, etc. The form should be completed by the visitor’s or guest’s host department. Note: Travel should be reconsidered entirely if current CDC guidelines indicate that the traveler will be subject to a self-isolation period upon arrival.
- Returning Students
These are matriculated, degree-seeking students enrolled in UO classes for spring and arriving or returning from international locations. The form is to be completed by all students returning from outside the U.S.
- Incoming Employees and Long Term Visiting Scholars
New International faculty or staff member or a long-term visiting scholar. Examples include new faculty or staff, postdoctoral fellows, research collaborators, etc. This form is to be completed by the visitor but may also be completed by the home department or sponsoring department.
Domestic Inbound Travelers
While we are not currently collecting information on domestic visitors, please use your best judgment when inviting people to campus during this time. We remind all prospective travelers and hosting departments to keep abreast of the following sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of State, World Health Organization (WHO), and similar agencies issuing policy in the state from which the traveler is coming.