If you have traveled, either domestically or internationally, to areas with widespread, ongoing community spread of COVID-19, you should follow CDC guidance to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you experience any of these symptoms, please follow CDC guidelines.

All college-sponsored international travel for students are suspended until further notice.

All college-related domestic travel has been restricted to NCTC District Service Area only (Cooke, Montague, Denton, and Graham ISD) through May 1st. Any mission-critical exceptions must be approved by the Office of Emergency Management.


Where should I avoid travel? add

The CDC Information for Travel has travel notices and recommendations on postponing or canceling travel. These travel notices and are based on potential health risks involved with traveling to a certain area.

CDC still recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel.

  • Level 3 (Warning): CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential travel to destinations with level 3 travel notices because of an increased risk of getting COVID-19.
  • Level 2 (Alert): COVID-19 can be more serious in older adults and those with chronic medical conditions, if you are in these groups, consult with a healthcare provider and consider postponing travel to destinations with level 2 travel notices.
  • Level 1 (Watch): If you travel, take the following routine precautions:
    • Avoid contact with sick people.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol.
I've been to an affected area on the CDC's COVID-19 travel advisories page. What should I do now? add

If you have traveled from or through any country that is designated as a Level 1, 2 or 3 by CDC for COVID-19 within the last 14 days, follow the recommendations below for Students.

We are asking our students to be mindful of our community and self-report any family/self-travel to Level 1, 2 or 3 areas to the NCTC Recent & Planned Travel Survey.

If you do not feel well following travel to a Level 2 or Level 3 area, we ask that you please stay at home. In such an event, please contact a medical professional and follow the medical professional’s advice, including any encouragement to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Travel Survey

If you have recently or plan to travel in the near future, we strongly encourage you to fill out the Travel Survey for the Office of Emergency Management.