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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


Travel that requires notice and COVID quarantine period

Students or employees who travel internationally will be required to report their travel using this link. After submitting this information, students and employees will be notified of the appropriate post-travel protocols based on their travel location. Depending on the travel location, individuals may be required to quarantine for a 10-day period and be without any COVID symptoms before returning to campus. We will continue to monitor the CDC’s travel guidelines and will update these protocols as appropriate throughout the semester on this page. 

Click here to report international travel .


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. 

  • Policy exception: Employees, who as a result of a personal travel decision upon return from such travel are restricted from campus per University policy or require isolation or quarantine (whether for exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, being exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 or recommended to quarantine by following CDC guidelines or medical advice), may work remotely if their job allows or use earned sick leave and vacation time to cover any needed time off for such isolation or quarantine period. If any additional time is needed for this period or illness recovery, the time will be taken as unpaid administrative leave. 

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. 

Click here to access the Return to Campus website.