EICC Travel Guidelines: COVID-19

The following are general guidelines for EICC employees for travel as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

College-Sponsored Domestic Travel

  • All non-essential EICC-sponsored domestic travel, including conferences for training or meetings, has been suspended until further notice. Employees are encouraged to review travel guidance provided on the CDC website. Essential travel is defined as travel that is essential to the operation of the college; that no alternative method of convening is possible; and that the health and safety of EICC employees will be appropriately managed. All essential travel exceptions will need to be approved by the employee's immediate supervisor and Cabinet member.

 

Personal Domestic Travel

 

College-Sponsored International Travel

  • International travel with or without students is suspended until further notice.

  • All 2020 study abroad programs have been canceled. Future study abroad program and program proposal decisions (2021 and forward) will be decided on a case-by-case basis following guidance from Department of State Travel Advisory levels, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) travel health notices, and advice from international partners and institutions.

  • Job applicant travel for those who reside outside the US is suspended until further notice. Electronic means of communication (phone, video conferencing, etc.) should be used as an alternative. Hiring managers with questions regarding the arrangement of alternative interview means for international job applicants should contact the Human Resources Department.

 

Personal International Travel

  • Employees are encouraged to avoid non-essential international travel. Employees who travel internationally are required to follow quarantine procedures recommended by the CDC from the date that they return, during which they will not be allowed on any EICC campus. Employees returning from international travel should notify both their supervisor and the HR Department immediately upon return, if not sooner.

  • During the quarantine period, employees may be eligible to work from home where practicable. Those not eligible to work from home will be required to take personal leave or vacation. Work from home telecommuting arrangements will be made on a case-by-case basis based on suitability of the position and job responsibilities by the HR Department and the employee’s immediate supervisor. Employees not able to work may be eligible for leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.