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COVID-19 Interim Travel Restrictions

As of June 15, 2021 the following interim travel restrictions remain in place for all University community members due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


University-Sponsored Travel


Given the spread and travel impacts of COVID-19, Pepperdine is prohibiting all non-essential university-sponsored international and domestic travel. Essential travel will be considered on a case by case basis and should be approved through the traveler's supervisor and Steering Team representative. 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. No trips should be scheduled prior to final approval.


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:

If fully vaccinated:

  • Get tested 3-5 days after your return
  • Isolate if you test positive or develop symptoms
  • Monitor your health closely after your return

If unvaccinated:

  • Self quarantine for 7 days after travel
  • Get tested 3-5 days after your return
  • If you test positive for develop symptoms isolate
  • If you do not get tested, self quarantine for 10 days

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. 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.