COVID-19 Travel Precaution
March 2, 2020
To: Faculty, Staff and Students
Fr: Joe Glover, Provost, and Charlie Lane, Chief Operating Officer
Based on guidance from the Governor, State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees, and the Board Of Governors, we are cancelling all university-sponsored travel to China, Iran, Japan, Italy, and South Korea. That includes any travel that is funded by external agencies administered through the Division of Sponsored Research or the UF Foundation.
In addition, all students and employees returning from any of these countries need to self-quarantine and not return to campus for fourteen days after their return.
March 3, 2020
Addendum re: University-Authorized Travel Expenses and Cancellations
To provide additional support to university travelers after the World Health Organization’s declaration of a global health emergency due to the spread of COVID-19, the following policies concerning University of Florida travel have been enacted:
- All pre-purchased university-authorized expenses related to conferences that are canceled due to the coronavirus will be reimbursed.
- All pre-purchased university-authorized expenses for travel to a destination in an area with numerous outbreaks will be reimbursed, regardless of whether the event is canceled, if the traveler has health concerns or is otherwise concerned with travel.
- When canceling pre-purchased expenses such as airfare, all attempts should be made to acquire credits that can used against future UF travel.
- Please provide thorough explanations of the circumstances surrounding all cancellations or requests for reimbursement in the supporting documentation.
As a reminder, all university-sponsored travel to China, Iran, Japan, Italy, and South Korea should be canceled. That includes any travel that is funded by external agencies administered through the Division of Sponsored Research or the UF Foundation. For more UF-related information about COVID-19, go to http://www.ufl.edu/health-updates/