Travel and Commuting

Travel

Personal international/domestic travel

Employees and students must follow Rhode Island State Travel Guidelines for international and domestic travel.

RISD-sponsored travel

RISD-sponsored travel includes all travel funded directly by RISD, and all travel affiliated with a RISD program even if funded by others. These policies are subject to change based on evolving, site-specific health-safety conditions domestically and globally.

Summer 2021

  • No RISD-sponsored international travel is permitted.
  • RISD-sponsored domestic travel is strongly discouraged and will be supported only in exceptional circumstances.
  • Exceptions require advance approval by either the Provost or the SVP of Finance & Administration/Interim President.

Fall 2021

  • RISD-sponsored international travel is strongly discouraged and will be supported only in exceptional circumstances.
  • Exceptions require advance approval by either the Provost or the SVP of Finance & Administration/Interim President.
  • RISD-sponsored domestic travel is permitted.

As of January 1, 2022

  • All travel restrictions are lifted.

Commuting

Crossing state lines

  • Follow COVID-19 travel guidelines and regulations as outlined by the Rhode Island Department of Health.
  • Please be aware of your own state’s current travel/commuting guidance, which could include quarantine or a test after returning from Rhode Island. Some states have exceptions for commuting, but these change often so consult your state’s department of health website on a regular basis.