Continuity in the time of COVID-19


The university recommends that students, faculty and staff limit travel and interactions with those who are not in their immediate household in order to reduce exposure and help keep our community safe. Here are additional resources related to travel:

Office of International Education and Development 

On Oct. 6, OIED announced to campus the decision to cancel all education abroad programming for the Spring 2021 semester. OIED is working with students to plan for future study abroad opportunities and with individual departments that require a study abroad component to develop alternatives for their graduating students.

University-sponsored local travel

University-sponsored travel remains suspended under the following conditions:

  • In-state travel to gatherings of more than 25 people indoors or more than 50 people outdoors;
  • All out-of-state travel. 

This includes student organizations. 

Some exceptions are allowed for business purposes, and other travel may be allowed if authorized by the chancellor, provost, a vice chancellor or the athletics director. 

Transportation Safety Guidelines for university-sponsored travel

For departments considering local travel for university business during fall semester, please review Transportation Safety Guidelines for COVID-19 from Appalachian’s Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management.

State/National/International Resources