If your out-of-state travel is considered essential you are not required to quarantine after returning to Vermont and can return to your typical testing schedule.
Personal travel beyond Vermont for non-essential purposes is strongly discouraged during the semester. Please note that travel for a COVID-19 vaccine is considered essential travel.
Traveling outside of Vermont for a non-essential purpose is a violation of the Green and Gold Promise. If you choose to travel outside of Vermont for a non-essential purpose, you are required to get tested within three days of your return.
If you live on campus you will be required to quarantine in an on-campus quarantine space and get tested after three days. You can leave quarantine once you receive a negative test result.
If you live off-campus, you are prohibited from coming to campus (including attendance at in-person classes or UVM sponsored events) until receiving a negative result. The only exception is that off-campus students may come to campus to get tested as long as they are symptom-free and leave campus immediately after being tested.
Please take the following steps as you plan your travel, preferably before returning to Vermont:
- Fill out a form for temporary exemption from testing.
- All students traveling for non-essential reasons must make arrangements to get tested after returning to Vermont.
- On-campus students must email Student Health Services at CHWBSHSnotifications@uvm.edu to make arrangements for on-campus quarantine.
- Off-campus must register their travel and quarantine with Student Health Services at CHWBSHSnotifications@uvm.edu. You may not return to campus or attend any in-person classes or events until they have received a negative test result unless they are symptom free and coming to campus only to obtain a COVID-19 test. If coming to campus to test, off-campus students must leave immediately after and not return until they have received a negative result.
Travel Approval and Excused Absences
Travel for personal reasons and the required quarantine that follows is not an excused absence from class and your quarantine may have a negative impact on your academic performance.
If a family emergency requires your travel outside of Vermont, notify your Dean’s Office as soon as possible before departure. Your Dean’s Office will work with your faculty members to ensure the continuity of your coursework.
Essential travel, such as that for personal safety, medical care, care of others, parental shared custody, or for work will require pre-approval from your Dean’s Office.
Families coming from out of state to visit must follow the guidelines for travel to Vermont as outlined by the Department of Health.
All travelers from out of state must either be fully vaccinated (14 days after your final dose) before arrival or must have a negative COVID-19 test result that was performed within 3 days before arriving in Vermont.