For School of Medicine faculty, staff and trainees

University-wide policies
The university has implemented a number of travel restrictions and advisories.
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Personal travel

The School of Medicine currently has no ban on personal travel, either domestically or internationally. The previous restriction limiting travel to within a 60-mile radius of campus was lifted May 7. Employees are not required to contact Occupational Health when traveling for personal reasons.


University-sponsored travel

All university-sponsored and work-related travel is prohibited, including away electives for students, residents and fellows.

Possible exceptions for international travel

Starting July 31, 2020, the International Travel Oversight Committee will begin accepting petitions for exception from faculty, staff, and graduate / professional students to pursue essential university-sponsored and supported international travel. Details including the definition of “essential” and the process to submit a petition for exception can be found on the university’s Global website. All travel is subject to changes in travel conditions and public health guidance. Contact itoc@wustl.edu with any questions.


Things to consider

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend staying home as much as possible. If you travel, be aware that you are subject to any restrictions in place at your destination; in addition, federal, state or local authorities may restrict your return travel or require home quarantine upon your return. For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check the state or local health department where you are, along your route, and at your planned destination. Please also review travel guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Do not travel if you are sick, and do not travel with anyone who is sick. For 14 days after your return, you must monitor yourself for COVID-19 symptoms. If you develop symptoms, call the illness and exposure hotline at 314-362-5056.

If you travel, please remember that we ask all members of our community and their families to reduce potential COVID-19 exposure outside of work by practicing physical distancing and avoiding gatherings.