COVID-19 Update on Travel

COVID-19 Update on Travel

March 12, 2020

Dear Campus Community,

The COVID-19 pandemic remains rapidly evolving and as such, to best safeguard the health and safety of the Truman and northeast Missouri communities, we are continuing to make decisions as warranted following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), along with state and county health departments.  

These steps are being taken to help mitigate and slow the spread of COVID-19 and to help protect the Truman and northeast Missouri communities.

Effective immediately, all university-related, non-essential international and domestic travel is suspended until further notice, including previously approved travel.  This includes travel connected to University activities or programs for all faculty, staff and students, whether that travel is funded by the University, an external grant, or any other source.  Requests to engage in essential travel must be approved by the appropriate member of the President’s Executive Leadership Team.  For example, all academic-related faculty, staff and student travel must be approved by the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; student affairs staff and all non-academic student travel must be approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs; etc.

In addition, Truman State University is cancelling all study abroad programs for the May Interim and Summer 2020 semester.  Faculty and students involved in May Interim and Summer 2020 study abroad programs can expect to hear from the Center for International Education Abroad with more specific information regarding the cancellation of these programs.  We are also calling all of our semester study abroad students home.

Please know that we share your disappointment in this situation and that we appreciate your understanding and patience as we work diligently to ensure the safety and wellness of our campus and the broader community.

Be well,