UA Little Rock is implementing travel guidance for faculty, staff, students, and visitors to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Individuals are encouraged to consider the health risks and logistical issues with domestic and international travel at this time. Please review the latest CDC guidelines and consider the possibility of travel restrictions, quarantines, and other travel-related issues. CDC guidance on travel is available here. Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) travel guidance is available here.
Per the ADH, some travelers may be placed under self home quarantine for fourteen days. If you have traveled to a country with a CDC travel advisory of level two or higher within the last fourteen days, please call ADH at 1-800-803-7847.
Current countries with a level two or higher travel advisory include China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, and Japan.
Faculty, Staff, and Visitors
UA Little Rock strongly recommends that faculty/staff traveling internationally return to the U.S. and suspend future international travel at least through the end of spring 2020. Further, travel to U.S. states that declared a state of emergency due to coronavirus is discouraged. University-sponsored travel to countries with a CDC travel advisory of level two or above is prohibited without vice chancellor approval. Similarly, university visitors from level two or higher countries are prohibited from visiting the campus without vice chancellor approval.
UA Little Rock requires that registered student travelers in countries with a CDC travel advisory of level two or above return to the U.S. immediately. Upcoming study abroad trips will be individually evaluated to determine whether they will be suspended or postponed. UA Little Rock is currently assessing the CDC recommendation to consider postponing or canceling all upcoming international student travel and recalling students abroad.
Information about COVID-19 is available on the Health Services website.
The Coronavirus Emergency Response Term (CERT), Health Services staff, and university administrators will continue to work closely with the Arkansas Department of Health to keep our community safe and healthy. If the situation changes, we will follow up with additional information.