COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Impacts to Corridor Activities

Last updated on 3/1/2022

Plan with flexibility and adaptability in mind
Knowledge about COVID-19 continues to evolve. We encourage all Working Groups to anticipate that plans may need to adapt and our Budget Tips offer ideas about ways to use Corridor funding for remote-format activities.

Remote format collaboration has its benefits
Don’t despair if remote-format is your best option. We know, for example, that in 2020-21, Working Groups found great ways to connect and continue collaborating, sustaining hundreds of activities across 195 institutions in 28 countries. Remote-format is “greener,” can support international participation, and is inclusive for those who may not be able to attend in-person activities.

Keep apprised of evolving COVID guidelines
The ability to use Corridor funds for travel, lodging, food, etc. for group gatherings or other in-person activities can change. Please do your best to stay up to date about COVID-19 regulations on your home campuses and on all Working Group members’ campuses so that all intended participants may engage.

Remember to consider:

  • Potential COVID-19 travel bans, regionally or beyond
  • Policies at host and participating institutions regarding in-person events and activities with their faculty, staff, and students
  • Some Corridor campuses require masking, COVID-19 vaccination proof and testing, and even institutional approval for outside guests: learn what’s expected and required for the host campus
  • If Working Group activities involve invited guests from beyond the Corridor’s 11 institutions, there may be COVID-19 regulations issued by their home institutions/states/countries

Consult COVID guidance websites for campus-specific updates at each Corridor institution: