As Spring Break approaches, students, faculty and staff will be travelling both domestically and internationally. In light of the spread of the coronavirus, the College strongly advises everyone to follow travel alerts from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of State (DOS), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The DOS has also issued an emergency alert related to COVID-19. More information about travel and emergency alerts is available through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH).
Due to the health risks associated with the coronavirus, the College is establishing a reporting system for students, faculty and staff traveling internationally – especially to countries where travel advisories have been issued by the CDC. Reporting is strongly encouraged so that the College can take appropriate preventative measures, offer available resources, and immediately assist any member of our community who may become ill or comes in close proximity with someone who has become ill. The information reported will also assist the College in implementing any precautions or protocols recommended by public health agencies.
Due to heightened risk, reporting is required from those traveling to or through those nations identified by the CDC as Level 3 travel risks as follows:
- If you have returned from any of these countries within the past 14 days, or have been in close proximity with someone who has, you must report within 24 hours of receiving this email.
- If you are currently in one of these countries you must report within 24 hours of your return.
- If you are planning to travel to any of these countries within the next 45 days, you must report prior to your departure and within 24 hours of your return.
- If you are being actively monitored or observed by any local, state or federal public health agency due to the risk of coronavirus, or have been in close proximity with someone who is, you must report within 24 hours of being notified of such monitoring.
Secure online Travel Report Form
MassBay Travel Reporting Form
The College has prepared an online Travel Reporting Form (above) to report all applicable travel information. The reporting form available here can be completed and submitted electronically. Note: if you open the form and you can't type into the fields, download it to your own computer and open it there. Then you will see the fields become active. Type in to the fields and check the check boxes, and email it to your manager, supervisor, department head or dean.
Students, faculty and staff who travel to any of the countries listed above, as well as other areas that may be added to the CDC Level 3 travel guidance, may be required by the College to self-quarantine prior to returning to campus. In the event this occurs, the information gathered through the Travel Reporting Form will help the College to work with individual students and/or employees to plan accordingly for absences and, if applicable, offering instructional options in conjunction with applicable collective bargaining agreements.