For the Latest Information on International Travel…
Study Abroad Students
On Friday, February 28, 2020 Creighton University issued a request that all students studying abroad in Italy during the Spring 2020 semester return to the United States immediately. Our education partners in Italy are making it possible for them to complete their semesters in a distance format from home. See the notice HERE.
Currently students in all other study abroad locations should remain in place and follow the guidance of their host institutions regarding Coronavirus infection precautions. We urge students to make responsible decisions as they prepare for travel.
NEW - Travel Reporting Form for all Community Members
In an effort to help keep our Creighton campus members safe and healthy, all students, faculty, and staff are asked to register their travel (personal or university-sponsored) starting March 6, 2020. If you are currently traveling or planning travel to occur before May 31, 2020 please register your travel. This is extremely important for follow-up from the Student Health Education & Compliance Office and Douglas County Health Department in the event of further spread of the virus. To register your travel please fill out this Travel Reporting Form.
Returning from International Travel
Individuals who have returned in the last 14 days (2 weeks) from a high-risk country (China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Iran, Taiwan, Italy, Thailand, Japan, or Vietnam) must complete the following two steps before returning to the Omaha campus. If you are from any of the other countries on the CDC list, please complete this Screening Tool. If you have already been told to quarantine or isolation, please email your name and phone number to CoronavirusResponse [at] creighton [dot] edu.
- Complete the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) COVID-19 SURVEY for Contacts/Travelers From High-Risk Countries.
- Complete the Creighton University attestation of DHHS form submission before returning to campus or any Creighton University facility.
Travelers returning to other States may be requested to do something similar and are advised to contact the appropriate Regional Department of Health and Human Services.
As a reminder, Creighton University’s Travel Policy requires that EVERY person (faculty, staff or student) traveling abroad on a University-sponsored trip be registered through the Global Engagement Office. Each individual trip must be registered separately. Qualified travelers obtain supplemental traveler’s insurance partially subsidized by the University. Please visit GEO’s Travel Registration & Insurance webpage for instructions.
Please contact René Padilla, PhD, vice provost for Global Engagement with any questions at renepadilla [at] creighton [dot] edu or 402.280.4745.
If you travel to/through Wuhan or other parts of China:
The CDC recommends avoiding non-essential travel to China and South Korea. Officials have closed transport within and out of several cities, including buses, subways, trains, and airports. If you must travel to those countries:
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Older adults and travelers with underlying health issues may be at risk for more severe disease and should discuss travel to Wuhan with their health care provider.
For More Information:
- Visit the CDC website for the most current Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates.
- Visit Nebraska Health and Human Services for the most current local updates.
- Contact the Global Engagement Office for Study Abroad Questions.
- Call 402.280.2735 to reach the Student Health Education and Compliance Office or the CHI Health Student Care Clinic.