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March 16, 2020: COVID-19 Update

Subject: International Travelers Clearing Customs at 13 Airports Must Self-Isolate for 14 Days before Returning to Campus

March 16, 2020

New United States government travel restrictions are routing travelers from Europe and other Level 3 countries through a specific set of 13 arrival airports in the United States.

As a result of the increased health screening upon arrival at these airports, and as these airports are experiencing long delays and large volumes of traffic clearing customs and health screening, any international traveler arriving at these airports (listed below) – whether coming from a Level 3 or other country – from Saturday March 14 onward will have an increased chance of exposure than other travelers.

Therefore, any faculty, staff and students returning from international travel on or after March 14 and arriving in-country to clear customs at the Boston (BOS), Miami (MIA), New York City (JFK), Chicago (ORD), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), Atlanta (ATL), Honolulu (HNL), Newark (EWR), Dallas (DFW), Detroit (DTW) or Washington, D.C. (IAD) international airports should consider themselves as having returned from a Level 3 COVID-19 location and self-isolate for 14 days after their arrival before returning to campus. Self-isolation guidance is listed in Frequently Asked Questions section of this web page and on the CDC Care Guide.

Domestic travelers through all airports and international travelers from non-level 3 countries arriving at airports other than those listed are required only to self-monitor at this time. Self-monitoring guidance is listed inFrequently Asked Questions section of this web page and on the CDC Care Guide.

Tarleton has created a mandatory reporting form for all students, faculty and staff traveling from or through any country that’s been designated as a Level 2 or 3 by CDC for COVID-19.

Thank you for helping to keep our campus and community safe.