Any student traveling from a state that is under the Connecticut Travel Advisory must comply with the provisions of the Governor's Executive Order and the guidance provided by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Governor Lamont has issued an updated Executive Order revising the State of Connecticut's Travel Advisory.Â This update provides for a testing alternative to the 14-day self-quarantine requirement.
In consultation with the Department of Public Health, the University of Connecticut has decided that the requirement for a 14-day self-quarantine will remain in effect for students who have an on-campus presence requirement at any of our campuses (excluding UConn Health).Â This applies to residential and commuter students.Â The testing alternative will not be accepted in lieu of the 14-day quarantine until further notice.
UConn continues to act in accordance with Gov. Lamont's standing directive issued March 9 to executive branch agencies freezing employee travel on state business.Â However, with the announcement of the removal of federal restrictions on travel associated with federally funded research and the ramping up of research here at UConn as of May 20, the University will consider exceptions for essential research conducted out of state.
If you believe an exception should be made for your planned travel, please make a request in writing to the appropriate operational leadership office to whom you report, meaning the President (for units that report directly to the President's office), Provost, Executive Vice President for Administration/CFO, or the CEO of UConn Health. Each request should include an explanation of why this travel is essential at this time, and how you will ensure your safety and the safety of others in the course of your travel. Each request will be evaluated and a response will be provided.
Please note that in-state research travel is permitted at this time, but there is an expectation that the same attention to safety is undertaken for such travel.