Current Travel Guidelines

MSUN Travel Requirements and Guidelines – Went into effective June 1, 2020 and will remain in effect until otherwise notified.  (please remember these travel requirement may be subject to change as Covid-19 conditions within the state change)

 

  1. No out-of-state MSUN business travel.
  2. No air travel or rail travel at this time
  3. In-state travel: minimize as possible but if travel is necessary please follow the requirements and guidelines below.

 

Follow these requirements:

  1. Fill out all travel documentation as required by MSUN, get supervisor approval, and submit before the travel date(s). See https://www.msun.edu/busserv/travel.aspx for travel policies and to access Chrome River.
  2. Contact Human Resources Director or designee 2-3 days before travel for final travel approval: HR will make decision based on current COVID-19 activity in the state. HR will contact the Public Health Office of county or counties to which you will travel to see if there are any restrictions for travel in that area. Email director of HR at suzanne.hunger@msun.edu.
  3. Cancel travel if destination is a hot spot of COVID-19 activity – community transmission is currently present; number of outbreaks is increasing; cases involve a population with which you would interact. Please consult with HR or designee if unsure.  A good source of information is located here: https://montana.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=7c34f3412536439491adcc2103421d4b
  4. Cancel travel if you are sick or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 symptoms.
  5. Limit travelers to one per vehicle or wear face coverings if than one person is in the vehicle.
  6. Wear a face mask or face coverings when in the presence of other people.
  7. CDC discusses face coverings and how to wear them here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html    

Follow these recommendations:

  1. Limit travelers to one per vehicle or wear face coverings if than one person is in the vehicle.
  2. Wear a face mask or face coverings in public or if required by event/place. CDC discusses face coverings and how to wear them here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html.  CDC notes: Cloth face coverings may slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
  3. Bring your own food and drinks, or order pick up and go food; avoid dining in restaurants/bars. Bring your own water.
  4. Carry hand sanitizer; wash and/or sanitize hands often.
  5. Use restrooms that are frequently cleaned, look clean, and have good air flow.
  6. At your destination, maintain 6-foot social distancing and if not possible, wear a mask or face covering.
  7. If you feel an event or space does not provide safety measure, leave.
  8. Keep list of those with whom you come in contact if possible.
  9. If staying overnight, use soap and water as appropriate or use approved sanitizer to wipe down all surface you or someone else might touch – phones, remotes, faucets, counter tops, drawer pulls, doorknobs, and if possible air out the room prior to spending time in the room. Find recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting at cdc.gov.

Departments may want to provide travel kits for those employees who will travel: The kits should contain hand-sanitizer (CDC recommends at least 60% alcohol); disposable gloves; a small bar of soap and some paper towels would be handy as well.