Recognizing the improving public health data and increasing vaccination rates within the community, William & Mary will return to its pre-pandemic travel policy for official university travel with key caveats effective Monday, June 21,2021.
Consistent with CDC guidelines, unvaccinated employees traveling overnight on official business will be required to do the following:
- Test negative for COVID-19, 1-3 days prior to travel,
- Maintain appropriate public health protocols, including masking, distancing, and handwashing,
- Test 3-5 days after travel, and
- Self-quarantine for at least 7 days before returning to work in-person
Unvaccinated employees traveling internationally will also be required to follow the same protocols AND those traveling internationally by air will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days prior to arriving back in the U.S., along with the following all national travel requirements of the foreign country or countries visited.
For university authorized travel, William & Mary will provide for testing at the university's expense for the time being. Employees are advised to submit testing requests no less than five days ahead of scheduled travel and will be responsible for adhereing to this return to work policy. Employees can request testing kits using this link: Unvaccinated Employees Testing Link
Vaccinated employees are permitted to return to work immediately after travel.