COVID Read: Updated Travel Policy for Employees

Faculty and Staff,

New York State has recently updated its travel policy. Clarkson will continue to follow New York State travel policy and has updated our Interim Travel policy to reflect NYS changes.

For any traveler to New York State from a noncontiguous state, US territory or CDC level 2 or level 3 country, the new guidelines for travelers to test-out of the mandatory 14-day quarantine are below:

For travelers who were out-of-state and in a noncontiguous state for more than 24 hours

  • Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.
  • The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
  • On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests comes back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test. 

If you have a visitor to your household or someone from household has traveled from a non-contiguous state, please do not come to campus until that person has received their negative test result  from their second test.

For travelers who were out-of-state and in a noncontiguous state for less than 24 hours:

  • The traveler does not need a test prior to their departure from the other state, and does not need to quarantine upon arrival in New York State.
  • However, the traveler must fill out Clarkson’s traveler form upon entry into New York State, and take a COVID diagnostic test 4 days after their arrival in New York.

We are continuing to ask that for all personal travel, you fill out the personal travel form for contact tracing purposes only-  . Policy around University travel has not changed.  Please review Clarkson’s Travel policy at

Many other states are also implementing travel restrictions and testing protocols making it prudent to review those state websites before you travel as well.   See Pennsylvania and Massachusetts as examples.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at

Thank you.  

Amy McGaheran

Chief Human Resource Officer / Deputy Chief Inclusion Officer/

Division I Compliance  Officer/Deputy Title IX Officer

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