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COVID-19 Interim Travel Restrictions

The following interim travel restrictions will be in place for all University community members through August 14, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University-Sponsored Travel

Given the spread and travel impacts of COVID-19, employees who have already scheduled or are considering University-sponsored travel should review their trips with their supervisors to assess whether to continue, postpone, or cancel the trip in light of all current circumstances. Employees with concerns about upcoming University travel should discuss them with their supervisors.

International Travel
Given the spread and travel impacts of COVID-19, Pepperdine is prohibiting all university- sponsored international and domestic travel through August 14. Rare exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis and should first be reviewed by the employee's supervisor before being coordinated through the Office of Emergency Services, and ultimately require the approval of the Emergency Operations Committee and should not be scheduled prior to approval.

All other provisions of the University's International Travel Policy remain in effect. This policy 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 internationally will not be allowed on any University campus until they have completed a 14-day quarantine, as mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Residents who live in on-campus faculty and staff housing may return to their home to complete this quarantine but may not access other campus spaces during this time.

14-Day Restriction from University Campuses

Students and employees assume all responsibility for their travel decisions to international destinations, including any consequence related to an inability to complete their coursework or fulfill their job duties immediately following their return. Prior to embarking on a trip which will result in quarantine upon return, employees should discuss the implications with their supervisor, and students should discuss the implications with their professors. If accommodations to work remotely during this quarantine are not possible, employees will be required to use vacation or sick time during this period.

Students restricted from University campuses 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.

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