While not currently encouraged, business travel may be required by some. If you intend to travel for business this guidance offers strategies to protect health and safety as possible.
- Review and carefully consider whether travel is necessary. If a travel area has high incidence rates of COVID-19, refer to CDC for further travel guidance
- Follow any state and local restrictions currently in place. It is possible that some state and local governments may put in place travel restrictions, stay-at-home or shelter in place orders, mandated quarantines upon arrival, or even state border closures while you are traveling.
- Do not travel while sick or travel with someone who is sick.
- Upon return, it is best if you self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
- If quarantine is not possible, you should wear a cloth face covering and maintain strict physical distancing when in public, and closely monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days.
- While traveling, limit social interaction outside of work
- wear cloth face covering
- avoid close contact with others (6 feet physical distancing)
- avoid shaking hands or hugging
- When using rental vehicles or shared work vehicles, make sure to sanitize the car interior and high-touch surfaces including but not limited to keys, steering wheel, gear shifts, seat belts, etc.
- When traveling in high traffic areas such as airports, train stations and bus terminals adhere to physical distancing, hand sanitizing guidelines and use facial coverings.
Employee Health Guidance
- Check for symptoms of COVID-19 before starting travel and notify supervisor and stay home if sick.
- Ensure employees who become sick while traveling or on temporary assignment understand that they should notify their supervisor and promptly call a healthcare provider for medical advice if needed.
- Remind employees to:
- wash hands often
- avoid close contact with others
- wear a cloth face covering
Book accommodations in advance to allow the hotel/motel/rental staff to prepare for your arrival and properly clean and disinfect the room
Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance
- When you get to your room or rental property, clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, remote controls, toilets, and sink faucets.
- Use a household disinfectant or other personal cleaning supplies, including cloths and disposable gloves.
- Wash any plates, cups, or silverware (other than pre-wrapped plastic) before using.
- Clean and sanitize any workstation(s) at the beginning, middle and end of each shift.
Physical Distancing Guidance
- Consider using videoconferencing or teleconferencing when possible for work-related meetings and gatherings.
- When videoconferencing or teleconferencing is not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces.
- Always keep 6 feet of physical distance from others.
- Pick up food at drive-thrus, curbside restaurant service or stores. Adhere to physical distancing when dining in restaurants.