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University of Rochester

COVID-19 Resource Center

Latest updates

  • U.S. travel requirement: Effective January 5, all air travelers arriving to the U.S. from China, Hong Kong, or Macau are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 2 days before their flight departs. Additionally, travelers originating from Seoul, Toronto, and Vancouver, who have been to China, Hong Kong, and Macau in the past 10 days are also subject to the new testing requirement. The University’s International Services Office encourages all students affected by this travel requirement to visit the CDC website for information and updates.
  • Masking not required: Masking is no longer required on University campuses or on University transportation/shuttles, with the exception of at the Medical Center where separate masking guidelines remain in effect, and within University Health Service (UHS) spaces. Find full details in current guidelines.
  • Students who test positive: The University is pausing the requirement that students report symptoms or positive COVID-19 tests to University Health Service (UHS). Moving forward, most students who test positive should continue to isolate in their room, and roommates will be expected to remain in place in the absence of risk factors for severe disease.
  • Dr. Chat Bot: Completion of Dr. Chat Bot is no longer required for asymptomatic faculty and staff coming to the Medical Center or offsite locations.
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