Travel Restrictions

We just received notice from the NJ Department of Health (the state agency, not the county) that stated that travel restrictions remain in place for this upcoming holiday and students may not exempt out of these measures even if they have tested positive for Covid or if they have been vaccinated.  

This means that in order to return to school, students who have traveled must have tested negative before leaving and must test negative again 3-5 days after the trip.  They may return to school after receiving a negative result from both tests or may return 10 days after travel if testing is not available.

From the NJ DOH website:

“Residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their home following recommendations from the CDC:

  • If travel is unavoidable, travelers should consider getting tested with a viral test (not an antibody test) 1-3 days before the trip and again 3-5 days after the trip.
  • If travelers test positive, they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should postpone travel during that time.
  • If travelers test negative, they should quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
  • If testing is not available (or if the results are delayed), travelers should quarantine for 10 days after travel.”