When traveling for personal reasons, employees and students should review and follow CDC guidance and considerations for domestic and international travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the CDC’s COVID-19 Travel Planner can be used by travelers to find COVID-19 information for the state, local, territorial and tribal communities they are visiting or passing through.
CDC recommends delaying all travel until you are fully vaccinated* because travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. However, CDC also acknowledges that international travel poses additional risks and even fully vaccinated* international travelers are at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading new COVID-19 variants. Certain domestic and international destinations may require you to provide additional documentation or be connected to specific travel restrictions so it is important to check your travel destination for any additional requirements before you leave.
Appointment-based PCR testing at the Boise State COVID Testing Center is available, voluntary and offered to all members of the campus community at no cost.
As a reminder, any campus community member exhibiting symptoms or who has come in close contact with a COVID-positive individual should contact the public health office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 426-2968.
* Persons are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19:
- 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
University Sponsored Travel
University sponsored travel for employees, students and visitors is suspended through the end of the academic year subject to the following exceptions:
- Field-work, where COVID precautions are integrated into the principal investigator’s research restart plan and approved by the VP for Research and Economic Development in consultation with the university’s public health office.
- Athletic and academic team travel, when travel plans are pre-approved by the university’s public health office.
- Other essential travel approved by the appropriate divisional VP and in consultation with the university’s public health office.
Requests for exceptions will be approved only if the work or event is time-sensitive, essential to fulfilling the mission of the university and cannot be conducted remotely.
Transportation to and from university sponsored travel can include public transportation such as air travel or for shorter distances may include employees traveling in separate vehicles, together in a single vehicle or the use of the university’s Motor Pool. COVID-19 protocols connected with use of the university’s Motor Pool can be found on their website. Up to two individuals may travel together in a single vehicle (personal or rental). However, sitting within 6 ft and for more than 15 minutes during the infectious period of someone who tests positive for COVID-19 (based on CDC guidelines and dependent on federal guidelines associated with vaccination status) may result in a requirement to quarantine.
In all cases, individuals returning to campus from approved travel, or visitors being invited to campus, may, at the discretion of the university’s public health office, be required to self-quarantine in the local area and/or test negative for COVID before entering university owned or controlled spaces.