Thanksgiving and Winter Break Info; Virtual Town Hall Nov. 19

Nov. 17, 2020

Dear Colleagues—

As we rapidly approach the end of in-person classes and the Thanksgiving holiday we have a lot to be thankful for, but also some difficult decisions to make. While we have worked hard to keep our community safe, the COVID-19 epidemic is worsening, and small household gatherings have been identified as an important contributor to the rise in positive cases. As you prepare to celebrate please be aware of the following items:

  • Travelers/visitors to AND residents of New Hampshire must self-quarantine for 14 days or quarantine for seven days and provide proof of a negative PCR test following the last date of any high-risk travel, which includes outside of the New England states of Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. If you live outside of New Hampshire please check the requirements of your state.
  • If you travel at Thanksgiving and are required to quarantine you will need to use accrued personal time or remaining earned time for the quarantine unless you are able to work remotely and have made prior arrangements to do so with your supervisor.

We recognize these are challenging times. A virtual town hall for Durham employees will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, at noon to answer questions about winter break testing, what buildings will be closed (reduced heat and air circulation) over the break and quarantine requirements. Please click the link to join the webinar: or by telephone: US: +1 646 876 9923 Webinar ID: 966 3701 7436.

Paul Dean
Chief of Police /Associate VP for Public Safety and Risk Management and Co-Chair of UNH Testing and Tracing Committee

Kathy Neils
Chief Human Resources Officer