TRAVEL ADVISORY UPDATE (4/6/21
Our district received notification from NJ Governor Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health today issuing new COVID-19 travel guidance. The restrictions follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month.
NJDOH recommends New Jersey residents should still exercise caution in traveling and follow all public health rules. Individuals should continue to take COVID-19 precautions by wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, physically distancing and washing hands frequently.
While the guidelines strongly discourage unvaccinated individuals from engaging in non-essential interstate travel at this time, the CDC recommends travel be deferred until individuals are fully vaccinated. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks or more after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks or more after receipt of a single-dose vaccine.
The guidelines also outline that vaccinated individuals and individuals who clinically recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months who are traveling domestically within the United States do not need to be tested for COVID-19 before or after travel to New Jersey and do not need to self-quarantine upon return.
Following CDC recommendations, unvaccinated travelers and residents returning from any US state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their home, hotel or lodging.
Please review additional information using the links available below:
CDC Travel Recommendations:
- CDC Domestic Travel during COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html
- International Travel during COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html
The Department of Health’s updated travel guidance can be viewed at the following link:
We wanted to be sure you received this information as soon as possible to provide valuable guidance for the remainder of the spring break. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, April 12, 2021 Relax and be safe!
Dr. Christopher Nagy
Superintendent of Schools