Information Regarding Traveling
Many students and staff have been asking about traveling during school breaks. The recommendation would be to limit traveling during COVID-19. If you do travel, follow all the guidelines:
- Stay home if you are sick
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. If no soap and water, use hand sanitizer.
- Maintain physical distancing from all contacts other than those in your social bubble.
- Wear a mask – The CDC recommends wearing a mask when in public places. Wearing a mask is not a substitute for physical distancing.
- Limit your activities – Interact with the people in your social bubble and not the general public.
United States Travel
If you are traveling inside the United States, you will not need to automatically quarantine when you return. Please check with your school nurse with any specific questions.
Outside of the United States (including Puerto Rico)
The following website has all countries listed in Levels of Risk. Most countries are listed under High Risk. Please go to this site and check your country before you travel.
If you travel to a High-Risk Country, here are the recommendations:
You might have been exposed to COVID-19 during your travels. You might feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can be contagious without symptoms and can spread the virus to others.
After you travel, take the following steps to protect others from getting sick for 14 days after travel:
- Get tested 3–5 days after your trip AND stay home for 7 days after travel.
- Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days.
- If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
- If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 10 days after travel.
- Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
Take these actions to protect others from getting sick:
- Stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you, particularly in crowded areas. It’s important to do this everywhere—both indoors and outdoors.
- Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when you are in shared spaces outside of your home, including when using public transportation.
- Wear a mask and ask any household members who did not travel with you to wear masks in shared spaces inside your home.
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
- Watch your health: Look for symptoms of COVID-19, and take your temperature if you feel sick.
See CDC’s After You Travel page for more information.
- Always follow state and local recommendations or requirements related to travel.