Participants in college-sponsored domestic travel will be required to adhere to the policies of host institutions/organizations which may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination and/or booster shots.
An unvaccinated individual may participate in college-sponsored domestic travel if none of the host institutions/organizations require proof of COVID-19 vaccination and/or booster shots. If the travel itinerary includes multiple locations AND any of those locations require a vaccine and/or booster shots, unvaccinated individuals will not be able to participate in any of the experience. Individuals who are not able to comply with this policy will not be penalized academically.
Submitting proof of vaccination
If vaccination is required by a host institution/organization, participants must submit proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination no later than 30 days prior to the planned departure date. According to the CDC, you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccines if you have completed a COVID-19 primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by the CDC.
Proof of vaccination must be submitted through the college’s Health Services website. Any participant who does not fulfill these requirements will not be able to participate in the domestic travel experience.
Information and documents submitted through the portal will be available only to those who have a need to know about the information, and its use will be confined to determining one’s ability to participate in college-sponsored domestic travel and similar college-sponsored domestic activities.
Additional Responsibilities for participants in college-sponsored domestic travel
Participants in college-sponsored domestic travel are responsible for all costs associated with pre-travel vaccination and/or boosters, any required pre-, during-, and/or post-travel COVID-19 testing, and possible isolation during travel due to a confirmed COVID-19 infection.
As appropriate, the college’s SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Mitigation Policy will guide decisions related to masking, testing, and isolation during travel. Travel leaders, in consultation with on-campus leadership and the participant, will determine best options to assist that participant, given their specific situation.
In addition, participants on college-sponsored domestic travel will need to rely on their personal medical insurance to cover expenses related to health care during their travel. If an uninsured student participant is interested in purchasing medical insurance, they can contact the Counseling Center staff for information.