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Travel Guidance

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 and caution being emphasized, the University is taking the following actions regarding travel:

If you decide to travel outside the US, we strongly recommend that travelers enroll in the US Department of State’s Safe Traveler Enrollment Program. The STEP program alerts enrolled members to any major changes at your particular destination or assist the local Embassy/consulate in providing support in times of emergency. If you are not a US citizen, and you are traveling to a country other than your own, please contact the Embassy or Consulate of the country of citizenship.

For any domestic or international students (F-1) with questions or concerns about travel, please contact the Immigration and International Support Services at internationalservices@mcphs.edu.

IMPORTANT: The situation around the international response to COVID-19 can change suddenly. Your ability to return to the US after traveling may be affected by delay or quarantine depending on the situation at the time and the countries you visited. Please review the above-mentioned websites as well as US State Department’s websites often, especially as you get closer to your return date.

Returning from Travel

Please be advised that that any member of our community who returns to the U.S. from a region considered by the CDC to be a Level 3 high risk for “widespread sustained” will be subject to a 14-day self-imposed quarantine away from the MCPHS University campus. Also, be advised that as this outbreak continues to spread, there may be more countries added to the CDC list during your time overseas, so please stay alert. Students who need to quarantine away from MCPHS University should work with Student Affairs to make appropriate arrangements.

  • Travelers returning from CDC Level 3 locations must stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.
  • Travelers who are sick with fever, cough, or have trouble breathing should call ahead before seeking medical care.
  • For any domestic or international students (F-1) with questions or concerns about travel, please contact the Immigration and International Support Services at internationalservices@mcphs.edu.

Again, if you are returning to the US from a Level 3 country, you must self-quarantine for 14 days before moving out. Please call the Office of Student Affairs on your campus to notify us:

Boston: 617.732.2929
Manchester:
603-314-1783
Worcester:
508-373-5646

After hours calls should be directed to Public Safety:

Boston: 617-732-2900
Manchester:
603-314-17715
Worcester:
08-373-5800

MCPHS will operate an information hotline, and those who have questions may call 617-879-5999. The hotline will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. You can also email info@mcphs.edu.