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International Travel CDC Guidelines
International Travel CDC Guidelines
Posted on 04/01/2021
International Travel CDC Guidelines

International Travel CDC Guidelines

As Utica Community Schools approaches spring break, the school community including staff and students are reminded to familiarize themselves with all applicable guidelines for travel as issued in the January 18, 2021 Presidential Executive Order and Center for Disease Control (CDC) Travel Guidance.  Please reference the links below:

Notably, the Presidential Order establishes that the CDC recommendations for international air travel currently remain in full force and effect (same as mid-winter break guidelines). For Utica Community Schools this means both students and staff must adhere to the following upon international air travel return and prior to resuming in-person school or work within the district:

  • Quarantine at home immediately upon return from international air travel.  This should be for a minimum of seven (7) or ten (10) calendar days.

  • Get tested for COVID-19 upon return from international air travel.  Two types of viral tests are acceptable: PCR and/or rapid (antigen). This is best conducted during the window of three to five days after return.

  • If an individual does not get tested within the window indicted above, she/he is to self-monitor for ten days and may return to school or work after the full ten days, provided no symptoms emerge.

  • Even upon completing quarantine, individuals who have engaged in international air travel should continue to distance from medically fragile persons for fourteen days from return.

Persons who have been fully vaccinated and/or tested positive for COVID-19 in the past three months are not exempt from the mandated quarantine.

The week following spring break, April 12 through April 16,  is scheduled for remote teaching and learning so quarantined students and staff should be able to engage as applicable. Students and/or staff who must quarantine into the week of April 19 must notify the school (students) or the Human Resources Department (staff).