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Travel & Study Abroad

Updated September 2021

Study Abroad

Plans are underway for either spring 2022 programs but may be changed as necessary relative to new and changing information as reviewed by the COVID Response Team.

Individual study abroad plans, or non-Wittenberg-run programs, are dependent on destination. Please contact the Office of International Education for further information via email at jbennett@wittenberg.edu. We continue to follow the guidance of public health, government, and our international partners during this time.

Travel Expectations

General Off-Campus Travel

During travel on official University business or University-sponsored activities, masks are mandated when more than one person is in a vehicle, regardless of vaccination status. Food and drink should be minimized in these travel situations when possible.

When attending off-campus locations as part of an official University activity, masks are mandated for Wittenberg employees and students, regardless of any less stringent rules in place at the off-site location.

Employee Personal Travel

  • During this COVID-19 pandemic, personal travel should include consideration of risks associated with the type of travel chosen as well as the destination and return advisories in place at the time of travel.
  • Any Wittenberg employee who decides to personally travel during the pandemic should reference the CDC content for traveling in the U.S. found here.
  • Any employee traveling to a state that has a Positivity Rate at or above 15% must self-quarantine for 14 days prior to working on the Wittenberg campus. This information can be found here.
  • Please continue to practice appropriate precautions while traveling to best protect yourself and your family from exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Students Traveling to Campus

Students should observe self-quarantine at their homes for 10-14 days prior to traveling to campus. If this is not possible or their travel necessitates interactions with others outside of their household (i.e. airports, bus or train stations, gas stations, etc.), we ask that they observe self-quarantine in their campus residence or an off-campus location if they cannot self-quarantine in their campus residence.

  • Self-quarantine expectations include limiting all contact with individuals outside of their household (of home residence, not campus residence), utilizing meal delivery options available on campus instead of going to campus dining venues, and ensuring that they are sanitizing any common spaces use needed (shared restrooms or kitchens) after each use. They should also avoid any use of shared spaces, especially when other occupants are present.
  • During self-quarantine, students are expected to monitor for signs of COVID-19 symptoms daily and report any emergence of symptoms to the University immediately, via the Health Center or the COVID-19 Report a Concern Form. Emergence of symptoms will necessitate a move to designated isolation housing.

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