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Travel Standards 

College-Sponsored/Funded Travel 

  1. International Travel. All College-sponsored/funded international travel, including Study Abroad, is suspended. An employee can request an exception from the President, but exceptions will only be granted in rare circumstances. 
  1. Domestic Travel Outside the State of Illinois. College-sponsored/funded domestic travel outside the state of Illinois for faculty, staff, and students should be limited. Requests to travel outside the state of Illinois will be made to and authorized by the appropriate vice president or dean. When making decisions, vice presidents and deans will consider several factors, including the destination, reason for travel, duration, and how important it is to the College’s mission. 
  1. Domestic Travel Within the State of Illinois. College-sponsored/funded travel within the state of Illinois is allowed in a manner consistent with standard College and departmental policies and practices. Utilizing alternatives to physical travel is encouraged where practicable (e.g., having a phone conference instead of traveling off campus for a face-to-face meeting). In addition, based on future governmental directives and guidance, the College may further restrict College-sponsored/funded travel to higher-risk areas within Illinois as the pandemic progresses. 
  1. Reimbursements for Canceled Work-Related Travel. For information about employee travel that has been canceled by either the traveler or the host because of COVID-19, and how to proceed with refunds and reimbursements, contact the Business Office at 309-457-2124.

Personal Travel

In their personal travel, employees are strongly encouraged to abide by CDC travel recommendations

New Self-Certification Form Required for Certain Travel

An employee who has traveled outside the state of Illinois other than to their primary residence in the past 14 days for work or personal reasons and intends to return to campus may be required to complete a new self-certification form. A new self-certification form may also be required for travel to a higher-risk area within Illinois, if determined necessary by the College in light of a future governmental directive or guidance. After completing the form, the employee will be advised by College Personnel office as to whether or not a self-quarantine period is advisable, based upon the circumstances and destination of the travel.