Due to the potential for prolonged exposure risk through travel, the University has established travel protocols based on an individual’s vaccination status and the type of travel. These travel protocols apply to employees, students, and travel volunteers/guests ages 12 and older.
Vaccinated students and employees (or students/employees who have acquired immunity from a previous infection and have completed isolation) are permitted to participate in University-sponsored travel. For example, such persons may engage in approved academic-related travel, such as field trips, class trips and study tours. Established COVID-19 protocols, such as wearing masks, remain in place.
Unvaccinated/No Acquired Immunity
Unvaccinated employees shall not engage in University-sponsored travel. Day travel by unvaccinated employees for essential work may be approved in exceptional cases through the relevant administrative office.
Unvaccinated students shall not participate in any academic-related overnight field trips or study tours. However, students who are unvaccinated may participate in approved academic day trips such as field trips or class trips if the trips are for the current and entire class in which the students are enrolled.
Andrews University continues to respect and support the decision of students and employees to not take the vaccine because of medical reasons or religious convictions. Students and University employees may email the Office of the Provost at firstname.lastname@example.org to request exemption from the vaccinated/acquired immunity travel requirements, if necessary. Those requesting a medical variance should be prepared to provide the Office of the Provost with; documentation from a physician regarding the contraindication for the vaccine, as well as alternate mitigation plans from the trip organizer (such as a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test no earlier than 3-days prior to the trip departure and a single occupancy hotel room).