This policy provides specific instructions in response to the Coronavirus Disease identified as COVID-19. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) looks to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities to shape its response.
All international travel involving seminary personnel is suspended effective immediately. All non-essential domestic seminary related travel is suspended effective immediately.
All employees and students are highly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and warnings for travel (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices). Employees and students that utilize the SBTS/Boyce campus must follow Reporting and Return to Campus guidelines for personal international travel as described below.
Until further notice, employees and students that utilize the SBTS/Boyce campus must report business or personal international travel to SBTS and Boyce College by completing the international travel form found at https://www.sbts.edu/travel-form
An employee or student returning from a Level 2 or Level 3 Health Risk country will be required to meet current CDC health guidelines (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html) before returning to campus. This includes countries whose CDC designations are updated during an individual’s travel. Coordination must be made with the SBTS Health Clinic by contacting them by phone at (502) 897-4497 before returning to campus from a Level 2 or Level 3 designated country. Self-isolation as required by CDC is at the travelers own expense.
Please be advised that each traveler travels at his own risk. Any employee or student who utilizes the SBTS campus and has traveled to a Level 2 or Level 3 country is prohibited from returning to the SBTS campus without prior approval of the Health Clinic (please call the Health Clinic at (502) 897-4497. Any employee or student that returns to the SBTS campus from a Level 2 or Level 3 country without prior approval will be subject to immediate self-isolation and will be considered to be in violation of SBTS/Boyce policy.