Domestic travel

Quarantine may be required if you enter Ohio from a state with a high positive test rate for COVID-19

Aug. 5, 2020 — To reduce the spread of COVID-19, Governor Mike DeWine has issued a Statewide Travel Advisory recommending that people quarantine for 14 days if they enter Ohio after travel to states with a positive test rate of 15% or higher for the virus. According to the advisory, many states meet that criteria.

For students who will live in a residence hall this fall:

  • If you enter Ohio from one of those states, you will be required to quarantine in Quaker Square Residence Hall for 14 days before moving into your fall housing assignment. You are encouraged to arrive on campus by Aug. 10 to have completed your quarantine period before the start of classes. Please notify Residence Life and Housing of your travel plans by writing to

For students who will live off campus this fall:

  • If you enter Ohio from one of those states, you are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

For employees:

  • If you enter Ohio from one of those states, you are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Employees whose jobs lend themselves to working from home should discuss Flexible Working Conditions with their supervisors for the 14-day quarantine.

If working from home is not feasible or if the person has become ill, please refer to leave options available to employees on the HR site.

International travel

Any faculty, staff, student, or visitor that has traveled abroad or to areas of the U.S. where there has been a significant COVID-19 outbreak, or has been exposed to someone traveling to such an area, must comply with country-specific CDC guidelines for the traveler’s country of origin and countries through which they traveled before coming to campus. They should also contact the Summit County Health Department to ensure no additional measures have been added.

Please note that the CDC guidelines currently call for a 14-day self-quarantine period after the traveler has entered the U.S.