Will I have to go into quarantine when I arrive in the United States?

  • At this time, we expect that students will go through enhanced screening at the U.S. port of entry. At this time, we do not know if you will be forced to go into quarantine after that screening.
  • Kent State is requesting that students who have traveled internationally to areas affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return to the United States. We make this request out of an abundance of caution for those returning from areas with widespread sustained community transmission, specifically China, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea.

    We strongly recommend that you do not return to campus but instead should self-isolate at home as this often provides the most familiar and supportive surroundings. We recommend that you abstain from public places like classrooms, work, public gatherings and public transportation. 

    As the impact of coronavirus continues to evolve, it is possible that additional restrictions or guidance could be added in the days ahead or even during your travel.
  • All students have received an email from University Health Services explaining the self-isolation. This letter is also found on the www.kent.edu/alert webpage.
  • If you are unable to return home or don’t have a home in the United States, please contact Julie Volcheck at jvolchec@kent.edu to make other arrangements.