Travel Information

Our top priority is the safety of our employees, patients, residents and community. Therefore, we have implemented travel restrictions. Please review all of the information below. If you still have questions contact Employee Health at 417-328-7446.

Group of CMH Employees
  • Travel Info
  • Long-Term Care Employees
  • All Other Employees

Key Considerations

Individuals who travel domestically during this rapidly changing public health threat may:

  • Be exposed to and spread the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, even if they do not exhibit symptoms.
  • Be required to self-quarantine at home for 14 days upon return or need to follow additional recommendations at the discretion of the CMH Employee Health.
  • Become ill with COVID-19 disease with potentially serious health implications.

Personal Travel

We are not encouraging travel but if you do travel personally, you may be required to test for COVID on your return depending on your travel destination and work area. You might have to use PTO if you are exposed to a positive individual or become ill yourself and need to quarantine. Personal travel does not include ones usual commute to work.

Guidelines on individual travel locations are changing frequently. You may leave for a destination with no concern and find out halfway into your trip that you have traveled to a high risk area.

Employees are asked to interact with the environment carefully - especially when traveling.

  • Wear a face covering.        
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid close contact with others.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service, or stores.

Business Travel

CMH is restricting all non-essential business travel to conferences. We don’t want you to get sick because you’ve been asked to travel for CMH. There may be a few travel exceptions that are unavoidable and those decisions will be  made on a case-by-case basis.

For those needing Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, utilize online CME programs. In the rare circumstance that a license is about to expire and traveling for training is unavoidable, talk to the Chief Medical Officer to see if an exception is appropriate.

If you have to cancel work-related travel plans, please make every effort to get refunds where possible. If expenses for your trip would’ve been eligible for reimbursement, rest assured you will still be reimbursed for anything you can’t get refunded.

Travel Steps

  1. Employees are required to inform their supervisors if they’ve traveled outside of our region (see map below).                      
  2. Employees will submit a travel form for all travel outside of our region (see map below) AFTER THEY HAVE RETURNED BUT BEFORE RETURNING TO WORK

Employee Travel Form

Long-Term Care Travel Restrictions & Requirements

Employees who travel internationally will require a 14-day self-quarantine before returning to work.

If you travel to an area deemed to be a hotspot (Click current map HERE. Hotspots are purple states.) you will be required to mask and socially distance in common areas at all times while at CMH for 14 days after your return. 

At day 7 you will be tested for COVID-19 by Employee Health.

Positive - If the test is positive, follow return to work criteria for COVID-19.
NEGATIVE - If the result is negative continue to follow strict masking guidelines for the remainder of the 14 days post travel.

Strict Masking Guidelines:

  • Masking in and out of building
  • Masking when alone in office
  • Meal breaks should be separate from other staff to reduce exposure without a mask.

Maps

 SW Missouri Hot Sport Map

US Hotspot Map

Click to see the most current U.S. Hotspot Map

Travel Steps

  1. Employees are required to inform their supervisors if they’ve traveled outside of our region (see map below).
  2. Employees will submit a travel form for all travel outside of our region (see map below) AFTER THEY HAVE RETURNED BUT BEFORE RETURNING TO WORK

Employee Travel Form

Employee Travel Restrictions & Requirements

Employees who travel internationally will require a 14-day self-quarantine before returning to work.

If you travel to an area deemed to be a hotspot (Click current map HERE. Hotspots are purple states.) you will be required to follow strict masking guidelines for 14 days post travel.

Strict Masking Guidelines:

  • Masking in and out of building
  • Masking when alone in office
  • Meal breaks should be separate from other staff to reduce exposure without a mask.

Maps

 

SW Missouri Hot Sport Map

US Hotspot Map

Click to see the most current U.S. Hotspot Map