State Employee Travel: Domestic
All non-essential domestic travel, including within the state, is cancelled.
- Agencies shall review their existing travel approvals and cancel all non-essential travel. Essential travel is to be approved by agency heads or their designee.
- Employees planning essential domestic travel should routinely check COVID-19 Information for Travel (www.coronavirus.gov) for information about COVID-19 for travelers and travel-related industries and take into consideration the location and purpose of their travel.
- When determining essential travel, agency directors should consider several factors:
- Is the travel related to the agency Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)?
- Is COVID-19 spreading where the employee is going?
- Will the employee or their travel companion(s) be in close contact with others during their trip?
- Is the employee or their travel companion(s) at higher risk of severe illness if they do get COVID-19?
- Is there a plan for taking time off from work or school, in case the employee gets exposed to, or is sick with, COVID-19?
- Are there alternative methods that can still accomplish the mission (e.g. video conference, remote access, etc.)?
State Employee Travel: International
All non-essential international travel is cancelled. Agencies shall review their existing travel approvals and cancel all non-essential travel.
All business travel of any kind to impacted areas with a CDC Travel Health Notice of Level 2 or higher is cancelled. Exceptions may only be approved by Governor Kelly. International travel information can be found at: www.travel.state.gov/traveladvisories.
State employees that have spent time in impacted areas with a CDC Travel Health Notice of Level 2 or higher are advised to stay at home and monitor their health for 14 days after returning to the country. State employees should seek medical advice if they get sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
State employees planning essential travel to other overseas destinations are advised to individually review the U.S. Department of State’s www.travel.state.gov website for up-to-date overseas travel information for destination countries and the Emergency Alert for Coronavirus page.
As with any disease of this nature, events can change quickly. As a result, it is important that employees stay up to date with the latest information from official sources. If you have any questions, please visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) COVID-19 website at www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus
or the Centers for Disease Control’s COVID-19 website at www.coronavirus.gov
KDHE also has a phone bank available to answer questions from the public or health care professionals, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The toll-free number is: 1-866-534-3463 (1-866- KDHEINF).