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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information about Travel

Spring Break Travel Policy

Please take note of the updated personal travel restrictions that are effective immediately:

  • Abide by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and US State Department travel restrictions.
  • Please avoid travel to a foreign country designated as having widespread COVID-19 transmission by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and avoid US regions that the CDC has cited for high risk levels, like Washington and California.
  • If you do travel to a high-risk region, either internationally or domestically, please notify us via this form. You may be asked to observe the 14-day quarantine recommended by the New York State Department of Health or provide documentation from a healthcare provider that you are authorized to return to school or work.
  • If you are planning international travel, please note that the US State Department is advising citizens to reconsider. Many areas throughout the world are taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel without notice.

What is Pace's current policy on travel?

  • All University-sponsored Study Abroad programs are canceled through June 30.
  • All University-sponsored travel is canceled through May 31, including any that was previously approved. Exemptions may be granted for exceptional circumstances.
  • Additionally, everyone in the Pace Community—faculty, staff, or student—planning personal international travel or personal travel to parts of the United States beyond the tristate area where there are coronavirus outbreaks reported by the CDC must notify the University of your plans. As previously outlined, if you travel to a country with widespread transmission, or one that becomes one while you’re visiting, we will require you to notify University Health Care before you can return to Pace, and you may be asked to observe the 14-day quarantine recommended by the New York State Department of Health or provide documentation from a healthcare provider that you are authorized to return to school or work. We will adjust this policy as conditions change.

I am planning to return to Pace from a country that has widespread transmission. What do I need to do?

Students, faculty, and staff traveling from countries with widespread COVID-19 transmission designation from the CDC are required to undergo a risk assessment from University Health Care. Based on the risk assessment, a decision will be made as to whether a 14-day quarantine is recommended.

Please check the CDC and US State Department websites to stay up-to-date on travel restrictions.


Within the last 14 days, I was in an area where COVID-19 is present AND I am exhibiting fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and/or shortness of breath. What should I do?

If you traveled in the last 14 days to a location where COVID-19 is present and feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing, you should:

  • Contact your health care provider right away or University Health Care through their confidential patient portal.
  • All Pace Community members should contact report their symptoms and testing status through University Health Care's confidential patient portal.
  • Ill employees should contact their direct supervisor.
  • If you are seeking care, call ahead to your health care provider’s office or emergency room and advise them of your recent travel and symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Do not travel while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available