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Arriving or Returning to MSU

All MSU travelers—domestic and international—who are incoming to campus are asked to follow MSU health protocols for inbound travelers. 


Travelers coming to any of MSU's campuses from outside the state of Michigan are asked to follow the applicable protocol outlined below. Your participation in this protocol will help support the health of MSU travelers and the Spartan community. 

The principles guiding these travel health protocols are available for review.

Here is a visual overview of the protocols:

More detailed information may be found below.


MSU Health Protocol for All Travelers Coming to Campus from Within the US

Do not travel if:

  • You are sick.
  • You test positive for COVID-19
  • You come into contact with someone who has COVID-19
  • You have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath

While traveling:

  • Wear a mask at all times except to eat or drink
  • Practice physical distancing
  • Practice good hygiene which includes frequently washing your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available
  • Comply with all guidance you receive from officials

Are you are traveling to campus from a US state that has a risk level of "active or imminent outbreak" (i.e. is the color red on the map below) on the day of your departure? This includes any states you will transit through if you are there for 24 hours or more. 
 

If yes... it is strongly recommended that you self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival on campus. Then follow MSU guidelines for keeping Spartans safe.


Self-quarantine means you should stay home for 14 days and monitor your health.

  • Stay home for 14 days. Leave home only to obtain medical care.
  • Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.

  • If possible, stay away others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.

Here is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on the distinction between self-quarantine and self-isolation.

If no... follow MSU guidelines for keeping Spartans safe.


All travelers to campus must follow general MSU health guidance for the duration of their time on campus.


Students traveling to campus and living in MSU housing are encouraged to contact Residence Education and Housing Services for more information.

MSU Health Protocol for All Travelers Coming to Campus from Outside the US

Do not travel if: 

  • You are sick.
  • You test positive for COVID-19
  • You come into contact with someone who has COVID-19
  • You have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath

While traveling:

  • Wear a mask at all times except to eat or drink
  • Practice physical distancing
  • Practice good hygiene which includes frequently washing your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available
  • Comply with all guidance you receive from officials

Are you are traveling from a country with a COVID-19 outbreak status (i.e. is the color red on the map below)? This includes any countries you will transit through if you are there for 24 hours or more.

 

Visit International SOS directly for criteria for each status and a table listing each country's current status.


If yes... it is strongly recommended that you self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the US.
Then follow MSU guidelines for keeping Spartans safe.

 

Self-quarantine means you should stay home for 14-days and monitor your health.

  • Stay home for 14 days.
  • Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If possible, stay away others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.

Here is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on the distinction between self-quarantine and self-isolation

If no... follow MSU guidelines for keeping Spartans safe

All travelers to campus must follow general MSU health guidance for the duration of their time on campus.

Students traveling to campus and living in MSU housing are encouraged to contact Residence Education and Housing Services for more information.


Campus leaders are meeting daily to manage the university’s response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. A toll-free hotline has been set up at 888-353-1294 to answer questions from the campus community.

Students traveling to campus and living in MSU housing are encouraged to contact Residence Education and Housing Services for more information about these protocols and move-in.