We continue to strongly urge against international and domestic out of state personal travel (vacations, visiting friends/family) given the uncertainty of travel and the possibility of flight cancellations, travel restrictions, and self-isolation periods. However, personal travel is not prohibited.
For individuals who are considering domestic travel, you are advised to consult the State of New Jersey’s Travel Advisory. This list is updated daily. Employees are expected to self-isolate if they return from a state on the travel advisory, even if the state was not on the advisory list when the employee sought approval or started the trip.
If you are returning from an impacted state included on the Travel Advisory, you must quarantine for 14 days upon your return as the 14-day quarantine period will start when the employee leaves the last restricted State. You will be required to use sick or vacation time if you are scheduled to be on site in person during the period of self-isolation. As a result, we are asking that you do not schedule personal travel to any impacted states unless such travel is unavoidable due to emergent personal or extraordinary circumstances, such as an immediate family member’s death or sudden illness or similar emergency and you have received approval of your Divisional Senior Vice President or Provost to the travel and subsequent period of quarantine.
If you do not obtain advance approval in accordance with this policy, you will be subject to discipline for taking unapproved leave. Rowan reserves the right to deny requests relating to personal travel if anticipated quarantine periods disrupt orderly University operations.
If you choose to engage in international personal travel, you should enroll in the DOS Smart Traveler’s Enrollment Program (STEP) (or similar programs offered by other governments for their citizens/nationals) and closely monitor local travel advisories.
Please notify Rowan at firstname.lastname@example.org of your international and domestic personal travel plans and please observe any periods of self-isolation imposed by the State or local health department.
Office of the President, 856-256-4100
Submitted By:Name: Jose Cardona
Approved By:Name: Jose Cardona