After traveling, do I need to be tested for COVID-19 or self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to work in a research laboratory? (Updated August 16)

Per the University’s travel guidance for fall 2020, business and personal travel should be postponed or limited as much as possible. When travel is necessary, individuals should take all necessary precautions consistent with the Protect Purdue Pledge. These include wearing masks, especially indoors, practicing social distancing and avoiding large crowds, as well as increasing personal hygiene practices like frequent handwashing. 

Individuals returning from out-of-state travel throughout the semester are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 upon return to West Lafayette following the instructions here.

Domestic travelers no longer need to quarantine before returning to work in a research laboratory.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, those who choose to travel internationally — regardless of whether the travel is sponsored by the university — must stay home and monitor their health for 14 days before returning to campus and/or research laboratories. In addition, all students and employees returning from outside the US must self-quarantine for 14 days and watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Prior to returning to campus, contact the Center for Health Living at 765-494-2135 to obtain medical clearance to return to campus.