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Student and Employee Travel Guidelines

 

Students Traveling Out of State

Students returning to Nebraska from regions with widespread sustained transmission as identified by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) should immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. Any returning traveler who develops fever or respiratory illness symptoms is required to self-isolate. Colleges will use the DHHS guidance for the types of out-of-state travel as outlined below:

  • International Travel: All students returning from international travel to areas with widespread sustained transmission should self-quarantine for 14 days following their return.
  • Out-of-State Travel: Returning travelers from regions of the United States with widespread transmission should self-quarantine for 14 days. Widespread transmission will be designated as large urban areas within the U.S. with more than 50 confirmed cases. 
  • Commuters: Students passing through a region with documented widespread transmission are not considered at-risk groups and will not be required to self-isolate.

Employees Traveling Out of State

Employees returning to Nebraska from regions with widespread sustained transmission as identified by DHHS and the CDC should immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. Any returning traveler who develops fever or respiratory illness symptoms is required to self-isolate. Colleges will use the DHHS guidance for the types of out-of-state travel as outlined below:

  • International Travel: All employees returning from international travel to areas with widespread sustained transmission should be self-quarantined for 14 days following their return.
  • Out-of-State Travel: Returning travelers from regions of the United States with widespread transmission should self-quarantine for 14 days. Widespread transmission will be designated as large urban areas within the U.S. with more than 50 confirmed cases. 
  • Commuters: Employees passing through a region with documented widespread transmission are not considered at-risk groups and will not be required to self-isolate.

Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Guidance

All travelers have an increased risk of COVID-19 infection. Some travel areas have a higher infection rate than others. If you have recently traveled, please contact the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department (information listed below) for further direction. If symptoms appear, stay home and away from others and call your doctor.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you need to stay home and away from others: 

  • Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing 
  • Sore throat 

Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department 
215 N. Pearl Street 
Wayne, NE 68787 
Phone: 402-375-2200 
Fax: 402-375-2201        
Toll Free: 800-375-2260