Due to the continued spread of COVID-19 globally and domestically, effective immediately, UHart is implementing new travel restrictions and providing additional guidance for all travel for faculty, staff, and students.
The Connecticut Travel Advisory is putting restrictions on visitors from dozens of states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The most recent Executive Order from the Governor has led to a major change for many of our students: If you are coming from one of the restricted states, you will have to quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in Connecticut.
Under state regulations, a negative test taken prior to coming to Connecticut is no longer a substitute for quarantining. You must also fill out the Connecticut Travel Health Form. Please visit CT.gov for a list of the states, but keep in mind that it is subject to change due to health conditions across the country. International students should follow the guidance outlined on the CDC website, but in most cases will also quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in Connecticut.
Arriving from a Restricted State
If you are able to stay in Connecticut with family and friends—or in any state that is not a part of the current advisory list—please do so as soon as possible. We have secured discounted rates for students and families at regional hotel partners that can be found here.
You will need to provide the University with a completed Connecticut Travel Health Form to show that you have satisfied the quarantine requirement before moving in or attending class. You also still need to provide a negative diagnostic COVID-19 test taken within 14 days prior to moving in.
Residential students may start their quarantine at a location in Connecticut, or another state not on the advisory list, and, with University permission, complete the remaining time when you move in. Residential students from states on the advisory list will be able to move in on Friday, Aug. 21, with prior approval. The University will provide room and board for this additional time on campus; there will not be any additional expense to you if you move in early to begin your quarantine.
Residential students with roommates
If you are traveling from an advisory state and your roommate is not, you will need to complete your quarantine in a different, temporary housing assignment. We will provide you with the details prior to move-in.
The CDC recommends Americans avoid all nonessential international travel. If you must travel, follow the recommendations in the Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice, in addition to any travel health recommendations provided on the CDC's website.
RETURNING FROM INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
International students arriving from outside of the United States must self-quarantine in Connecticut for 14 days. Residential students will be able to quarantine on campus. What this means is that you can have a roommate, share a bathroom, and go get food (as long as you are wearing a mask). But you will not be able to attend any social gatherings.
We recommend you plan to arrive by August 10 to ensure enough time for you to quarantine before classes start, but understand this may not be possible due to visa and travel restrictions. If you cannot arrive until after August 10, you will have to take your classes online or remotely until your quarantine has ended.
UHart Travel Policies
Our policy prohibits official University travel to any countries with a CDC Level 3 Alert, which currently covers all foreign countries.
Any student or employee who travels to another country must self-quarantine away from campus until 14 days from your date of return, which is consistent with CDC guidelines.