International Travel

 

 

A Message from the Chancellor's Office:

 

DATE:  April 29, 2020

From:  Steve Relyea- Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer

 

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update: Travel Suspension Extended

This document updates travel guidance and related communications to CSU presidents dated March 4, March 9, March 13, and March 19, 2020, and extends the suspension of all international and non-essential domestic travel to July 31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presidents may extend the travel restriction beyond that date based on local circumstances.

Determinations about how best to protect our university community (within the U.S. and abroad) are informed by evolving guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. State Department, as well as state and local public health agencies. To date, the U.S. State Department continues to maintain a Level 4 Travel Advisory applicable to worldwide travel. A Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory is the highest warning level due to a greater likelihood of life-threatening risks. During an emergency of this magnitude, the U.S. government may have very limited ability to assist individuals traveling outside of the U.S; accordingly, the State Department has advised U.S. citizens to avoid travel and to return to the United States as soon as it is safe to do so.

CSU campuses and their auxiliary organizations will therefore continue the suspension of all international and non-essential domestic travel through July 31, 2020. We regularly monitor data from local, state, national and international agencies and organizations, and may modify the temporal or geographical restrictions in this directive if warranted by future developments. Based on the above considerations, we will review this travel restriction by mid-June.
Campus presidents may provide an exception in extenuating and compelling circumstances; however, this authority shall not be delegated. When considering requests for an exception, presidents shall consider the following factors, along with other relevant factors as determined by the president:

  • Necessity of the proposed travel, including consequences of postponing travel
  • Needs and preferences of the individual
  • Availability of safe and secure shelter at the destination
  • Availability of appropriate medical care at the destination
  • Availability of transportation, services, and other necessities at the destination
  • Assessment of risks associated with traveling versus risks of remaining in place

Upon consideration of the factors above and others as determined by the campus president, the campus president is authorized to approve and/or arrange international and domestic travel. This authority shall not be delegated, and any prior delegations of authority of travel are rescinded. Individuals granted exceptions to travel must observe local health guidelines upon their return. Presidents who grant an exception to the travel suspension must create a written memorialization of how the circumstances were extenuating and compelling, using the factors above.
Circumstances and conditions in any country may, of course, change at any time and we will provide updated information as available.

 

 

Please visit the International Center's website for detailed study abroad information: Study Abroad Information

  

Travel Designees

Below is a list of the travel designees.  All travel requests and travel expense claims should be reviewed by the travel designee, before they are forwarded to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for review and approval.


Travel Designee's & Back-Up Designee List 

College
Travel Designee
Ext.
Email
Back-Up
Ext
Email
Agriculture
TBD
2201
Jen Cazares
2201
 
jicazares
 
Business Administration
Vicky Siongco
2352
vsiongco
Collins College
Chitra Perera
(For Faculty Only)
4471
cperera
Rachel Duenas
(Dean Dopson Only)
3646
rjduenas
Education & Integrative Studies
Zeida Garcia
2305
zmgarcia
Stephanie Rascon
2307
srascon
Engineering
Mary Shoo
2472
mmshoo
Laura Fajardo
2891
lfajardo
Environmental Design
Laura Fujimoto-Hernandez
2667
lhernandez
Bernadette Jeffries
3773
bjeffries
Extended University
Sylvia Nguyen
4653
sylvianguyen
CLASS
Tiffany Frontino
3942
tlfrontino
Julie Froid
3945
jafroid
Science
Eve Garcia
5320
evegarcia
Margaret Lau
5363
mmlau
University Library
Kim Allen
5250
kjallen
Area
Travel Designee
Ext.
Email
Back-Up
Ext
Email
Academic Planning
Marissa Martinez
3933
mmmartinez1
Academic Programs
Ingrid Cantrell
3329
ivcantrell
Academic Research & Resources
Tonya Lira
3405 tlira
Center for Community Engagement
TBD
ELearning
Enrollment Mgmt. & Services
Linda Taylor
2253
lftaylor
faculty Affairs
Mary Jane Wade
3418
mjwade
Provost Office
Stacy Thomsen
2075
slthomsen
Research, Innovation & Economic Develop.
Charlene Saunders
2955
cmsaunders
Student Success
Dalia Huerta
6975
daliahuerta
Undergrad Programs
Valerie Otto
5548
vdotto
Enrollment Management & Services Cluster:
Admissions & Enrollment Planning – Elizabeth Sampson           
Financial Aid  –  Sara Ayers
Registrar –   Sarah Calderon