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Return To Campus Plan

Lipscomb University's comprehensive plan to return to campus.

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COVID-19 Update

Lipscomb University Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 update and response.

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Travel Planning


Personal travel planning guidelines

For personal travel, you are encouraged to follow CDC Travel Guidelines to help protect yourself and our community. When traveling, please use extreme caution and take general precautions to be cognizant of less-controlled health environments such as that of airplane travel, large public events and public transportation. 

The list of affected countries and the warning level is dynamic. We encourage you to monitor developments through the CDC travel notices and the State Department.

Students and employees must follow all post-travel health guidelines and notices as published by the CDC regarding the location of their travel.

Please review the CDC's travel site as well as the State Department at for additional information on border restrictions and other relevant information for your specific travel location. 

What activities are considered higher risk?

The CDC has provided the following as examples of activities and situations that can increase your risk of exposure to COVID-19:

  • Being in an area that is experiencing high levels of COVID-19, including destinations with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice. You can check the Travel Health Notices for recommendations for places you have traveled, including foreign countries and U.S. territories.  You can also check states, counties, and cities to determine if these areas are experiencing high levels of COVID-19.
  • Going to a large social gathering like a wedding, funeral, or party.
  • Attending a mass gathering like a sporting event, concert, or parade.
  • Being in crowds – for example, in restaurants, bars, airports, bus and train stations, or movie theaters.
  • Traveling on a cruise ship or river boat.

If you know that you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, postpone further travel. Even without symptoms, you can spread COVID-19 to other people on your journey.

University-related travel

Until further notice, all university-related travel (domestic and/or international) is restricted. Members of the Executive Leadership Team may approve essential business travel arrangements for their staff.