Gannon issues updated travel policy for Erie, Ruskin campuses
Posted: March 3, 2021
We are revising travel policies for students, faculty and staff on our Erie and Ruskin campuses. The changes reflected in the new policy represent a significant loosening of our restrictions. Gannon’s travel policy is attached for your convenience and posted on update.gannon.edu. Some notable changes in this include the following:
- For students, we are now permitting travel in a limited capacity and for certain circumstances. Our prior guidance was to discourage all travel.
- For employees, we have shortened the time in quarantine following travel and adjusted our testing protocol.
- For all, we are requiring that travel be registered in advance through this link so our Health Center can provide guidance on any testing or quarantine that might be required. The policy also accounts for those who have been vaccinated or those who have been COVID-positive within 90 days.
- For Erie, the new travel policy takes into account Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s recent announcement but reflects requirements Gannon is committed to maintaining.
- For Ruskin, the policy aligns our guidance with the most recent recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and establishes a consistent policy for students, faculty and staff.
As with our previous guidelines, the travel restrictions attached to this email do not apply to those who travel out of state for routine purposes or because they are commuting home. The Health Center will provide guidance to those who travel out of state for less than 24 hours for special trips. Please still register your travel in advance at the link above even if it will be for less than 24 hours.
Please do not interpret the issuing of this new travel guidance as permission to travel liberally. After all, the CDC continues to recommend that we do not travel at this time. The CDC suggests we delay travel and stay home to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19.
Like you, we look forward to the days when such restrictions are unnecessary. For now, we believe these guidelines will help keep us in community together and face-to-face through the end of the semester.
The new policy can be found online at https://update.gannon.edu/Documents/GannonUniversity-TravelPolicy.pdf
If you have a question or a comment, you can submit it at https://www.gannon.edu/Questions-or-Comments/