Personal and University Travel Quarantine Guidance

Travel during the pandemic poses additional risk for exposure. We expect members of the NIU community to follow local, state and federal guidelines as it relates to travel and staying healthy.

International Travel

All employees and students who have traveled internationally are required to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to coming to campus.

Travel Within the US

All employees or students who have traveled outside of Illinois within the US are strongly encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to coming to campus.

University-sponsored Travel

All non-essential, university-sponsored domestic and international travel for faculty, staff and employed students is limited and/or restricted through May 31, 2021. 

Travel can be approved by a supervisor if it meets one of the following conditions:

  • Required by an employee’s job (examples: admissions counselor visits to high schools; travel to Springfield for state relations; travel for athletic functions; necessary site visits to clinical agencies, etc.);
  • Essential to the progression of an employee’s professional development or research, scholarship or artistry (examples: participation in a professional workshop or service position; participation in a conference; delivery of a presentation; examination of documents at remote archives; collection of data; performances by a musician, etc.); or
  • An obligated activity associated with grants and contracts (examples: delivery of clinical services; data collection, etc.).
  • Approval should be provided by an employee’s immediate supervisor using standard travel procedures. This policy does not address funding for travel, which should be identified by the traveler separately from approval. Those who believe that they have reasons to travel outside of these three conditions can request waivers through the Office of the Provost.
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