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COVID-19 Interim Travel Restrictions

The following interim travel restrictions will be in place for all University community members through October 31, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University-Sponsored Travel

Given the spread and travel impacts of COVID-19, Pepperdine is prohibiting all university- sponsored international and domestic travel through October 31. Rare exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis and should first be vetted through the traveler's supervisor and Steering Team representative. No trips should be scheduled prior to final approval. All other provisions of the University's International Travel Policy remain in effect, which calls for vetting of international trips to destinations with elevated travel advisories.

 

Personal Travel

Personal travel is an individual decision not governed by University policy. However, University community members should be aware their personal travel could impact their ability to return to a University campus, with associated work or school implications. Community members who have traveled should follow the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for returning travelers:

  • Monitor your health closely for 14-days after your return
  • Remain six feet from those not in your household at all times
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer regularly
  • Always wear a face covering when around others to minimize any potential spread

If you participated in an activity the CDC deems higher risk while traveling, follow the CDC's advice and minimize time outside your home for 14-days upon your return.

 

Potential Implications for Returning to University Campuses

Students and employees assume all responsibility for their travel decisions, including any consequence related to an inability to complete their coursework or fulfill their job duties immediately following their return, especially if they participated in what the CDC deems is a higher risk event during their travels. Should your travel result in a potential need to stay away from campus, prior to embarking on a trip, employees should discuss the implications with their supervisor, and students should discuss the implications with their professors. If accommodations to work remotely during this time period are not possible, employees will be required to use vacation or sick time during this period.

Students should contact the Office of Student Information and Services at onestop@pepperdine.edu or 310.506.7999 for assistance with coordinating time away from classes.


Questions 
Contact the Office of Emergency Services at 310.506.4996 or emergencyservices@pepperdine.edu for questions or assistance.