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COVID-19: Travel

Should I self-quarantine after travel?  (updated 4/12/21)

The CDC recommends that unvaccinated travelers self-quarantine after travel for seven days with a negative test and for 10 days if they don’t get tested.

Individuals who travel should take these everyday actions to prevent transmission of the virus:

  • Stay at least 6 feet from anyone who did not travel with you, indoors and outdoors.
  • Wear a face covering with your nose and mouth covered when you are in shared spaces with people who did not travel with you.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Look for symptoms of COVID-19, and take your temperature if you feel sick.

For CDC information related to travel, visit

What restrictions has Northwest placed on travel?  (updated 4/12/21)

All University-related and University-funded travel, international and domestic, is prohibited until further notice and should not be planned or scheduled. The policy applies to all students and student organizations, faculty and staff. Northwest encourages individuals and teams to explore creative options for alternative study, research, work and collaboration.

Exceptions will be granted for recruitment of students and donors, athletic team travel and fully funded grant-required expenditures. Additional exceptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis with the approval of the University president. All requests should be submitted to the respective NLT member for evaluation.


Personal travel

In regard to personal travel, Northwest urges its campus community to be mindful of the health risks. Employees who travel should self-monitor for symptoms and follow their medical provider’s instructions. Refer to the CDC guidelines related to travel by visiting

Employees who have questions or need guidance about their travel plans should contact the Office of Human Resources at 660.562.1127 or