Coronavirus Travel Policy

University of Portland Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Travel Policy

Effective: March 11, 2020, Until Further Notice

Last Amended: March 19, 2020

Policy Owners: Provost and all University Vice Presidents

A. Introduction

To promote the health and wellbeing of University of Portland community members during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the University is adopting this policy concerning travel by UP students, faculty, and staff, effective immediately until further notice.

B. University of Portland-Sponsored and/or -Reimbursed Travel

Until further notice, all University of Portland-sponsored and/or -reimbursed travel must be postponed or canceled unless written exception is granted.  Such written exception may only be granted by the Provost (in the case of travel related to the University’s academic division) or by a relevant University Vice President (in the case of all other University-sponsored and/or reimbursed travel). 

These restrictions do not apply to University-sponsored and/or -reimbursed travel by UP community members who are returning to their homes or to campus.  Any individual who engages in travel from a foreign country back to the United States must provide notice to the University by contacting Assistant Provost for International Education, Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Eduardo Contreras at contrera@up.edu and/or 503.943.8266 prior to returning to campus.

C. Personal Travel to International Locations

The United States Department of State has issued a Level 4 (“Do Not Travel”) advisory for all international travel.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid international travel.  U.S. citizens who are currently abroad should arrange for immediate return to the United States, if possible, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. Until further notice, the University strongly discourages personal travel to international locations. 

Any individual who engages in personal international travel must provide notice to the University by contacting Assistant Provost for International Education, Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Eduardo Contreras at contrera@up.edu and/or 503.943.8266 prior to returning to campus.

Originally Adopted by the President’s Leadership Cabinet on March 11, 2020.
Amended by the President’s Leadership Cabinet on March 19, 2020.