Past Policy Information
March 12 | Original policy issued on March 12
April 30 | UNO Extends COVID-19-Related Travel Policy
Based on new guidance from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has updated its previous guidance on domestic travel.
Beginning June 1, an automatic 14-day quarantine no longer will be in effect for those who have traveled to another state. Instead, all faculty, staff, and students returning to UNO’s campus after travel within Nebraska or any other U.S. state should self-monitor using the 1-Check COVID mobile app (on Android and iOS devices).
Those evaluated to be at “low COVID risk” can proceed to campus, following CDC guidance and best practices put into place for mitigating risks on campus (e.g., masks, social distancing, hand hygiene). Campus-specific guidance on ways to protect yourself and others is forthcoming. Anyone returning from travel from any area who feels ill or screens at “moderate COVID risk or high COVID risk” on the app should stay home and contact their health care provider. All students, faculty, and staff returning from overseas are also advised to use the mobile device application and will also need to continue to observe a 14-day self-quarantine.
If required to go into self-quarantine or self-isolation due to travel or symptoms, faculty and staff must notify their immediate supervisor to work with Human Resources for appropriate accommodations and students should notify the Nebraska Medicine-UNO Health Center, as appropriate for a standardized wellness screening and/or testing prior to returning to campus for any reason.
In addition, following recent guidance from the governor’s office, people traveling out of state for Memorial Day weekend will not be required to self-quarantine upon their return to Nebraska, although Gov. Ricketts urged the use of good judgment in avoiding destinations with high incidences of COVID-19 cases.
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The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is actively monitoring the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and providing regular updates to the UNO community as the situation changes.
UNO is preparing to safely resume in-person teaching and learning for the Fall 2020 Semester beginning Aug. 24. Five working groups composed of students, faculty, and staff are addressing areas of academics, facilities, student services, communications, and events/athletics in order to ensure a safe return.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.