Mandatory Travel Reporting Portal for Faculty, Staff and Students Visiting COVID-19 Level 1, 2 and 3 Destinations    

March 6, 2020

Texas A&M University and the Galveston Campus have created a mandatory reporting portal for all students, faculty and staff traveling from or through any country that’s been designated as a Level 2 or 3 by CDC for COVID-19. See below for definitions of those levels. The registration is required for both personal and university business travel before leaving or immediately upon return.

In addition to logging online to register travel, individuals are required to self-isolate off-campus upon returning from those countries for 14 days before returning to campus. This is especially important as some on our campus are traveling over Spring Break. Please pass this new requirement along to friends and colleagues just in case they haven’t yet heard.

Self-isolation requires that you do not come to campus including work, residence halls, on-campus apartments, classes, athletic events or other social gatherings until 14 days without symptoms after leaving the Level 2 or 3 country in question. The 14-day clock starts on the day a person leaves one of those countries. Likewise, please avoid public places and gatherings in the community. For more information and guidance about how to self-isolate visit the coronavirus FAQ page.

The University is working to accommodate the classes and work schedules for students and personnel who self-isolate or are ill. More information about these accommodations will be posted over the next week.

Report any symptoms of COVID-19 immediately to your medical provider – preferably by calling to get advice and instructions.

Travel Advisory Update

As we carefully track the CDC’s risk assessment for COVID-19, we continue to follow guidelines consistent with direction from The Texas A&M University System. Our regular updates can be found on the Texas A&M coronavirus page, also found on a button on the home page.

As of March 5, 2020, the following are categorized by the CDC as Level 2 and 3 for COVID-19 (definitions for what each level means can be found on the CDC website), along with updated travel health notices.

Level 3 COVID-19: China, Iran, Italy and South Korea
Level 2 COVID-19: Japan

Texas A&M-Galveston urges students, faculty and staff to avoid nonessential international and domestic travel and seek alternative ways to participate in conferences and professional meetings.

For more information about international travel please visit the Travel Guidance section of the coronavirus FAQ page.

Texas A&M and Galveston Campus leaders across campus continue to work with health officials regarding safely and effectively responding to potential COVID-19 cases.

This situation is fluid and changing daily. The TAMU coronavirus website will be updated with new information as it becomes available.