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New U.S. travel guidelines from the CDC

We are looking forward to your arrival at Arizona State University for the fall 2020 semester.

 

Because ASU follows Centers for Disease Control guidelines and you are coming to the U.S. as a traveler from an international location, we must inform you of new CDC guidelines for self-isolation upon arrival at your final destination (ASU).

 

The new guidelines no longer require international travelers coming to the U.S. to self-isolate for 14 days upon reaching their final travel destination.

 

Read more about the updated CDC guidelines here.

 

Students living in on-campus housing

If you are a student who will live on campus at ASU, you no longer need to self-isolate for a 14-day period as previously required. You are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to moving into your on-campus housing location, and if you arrive in the U.S. without a test, you will need to self-isolate until we have a negative test on file. You may take the COVID-19 test in your home country or here in the U.S. through ASU. ASU has designated on-campus housing specifically for self-isolation if you do not yet have confirmed negative test results. If you have previously tested positive for COVID-19, you need to submit a letter from a medical provider stating that you have met CDC criteria to no longer require isolation before moving into your residence hall. If you are currently positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating, do not travel until you have met criteria to no longer require isolation. Contact housing@asu.edu if you have any questions.

 

Once a negative test result is confirmed, you will no longer be required to self-isolate. If your test result is positive, ASU Health Services will work with you on a timeframe for self-isolation to meet CDC guidelines.

 

Students living in off-campus housing

If you are an ASU student who will live off campus, you are no longer required to self-isolate for the full 14-day period.

 

Please refer to the CDC and ASU webpages for information on safe physical distancing measures. Learn more about ASU’s required daily health check to maintain campus well-being.

 

The ASU fall semester begins Aug. 20. If you are arriving in the U.S. within the next 14 days, it is recommended that you take classes from home via ASU Sync.

 

Tell us your plans for fall 2020 semester

As a final reminder, all continuing ASU international students are required to complete this eForm due to guidance from the Student Exchange Visitor Program as of July 24, 2020. You must inform the ISSC about your plans to continue your studies with ASU for the fall 2020 semester.

 

If you are outside the U.S. and wish to have your health insurance charges adjusted, you will need to complete this eForm. We will provide further updates upon review of your submission. If you are able to join us in person for the fall 2020 semester, your International Health Insurance bill will reflect the date of your arrival at ASU and your time in the U.S. on the insurance plan. Your health insurance payment will be due on Nov. 25. If you are unable to join us in person for the fall 2020 semester by Nov. 25, you will not be charged for International Health Insurance and the charge will be removed from your billing account no later than Nov. 25.

Complete the eForm

 

As always, the ISSC is here for you. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at issc@asu.edu or use the new live chat feature on all pages of the ISSC website, Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. ( Arizona time). You can also make an appointment with an ISSC staff member. We understand this is a stressful time, but we ask that you refrain from contacting us via multiple of these methods with the same questions, as that slows response times. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do all we can to ensure you have a safe experience at ASU.