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 ext. 7446.
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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.