CDC updates to travel guidelines
Domestic travel in the U.S., including U.S. territories: No quarantine required at this time.
International Travel: Quarantine required.
NDA International Travel Form needs to be completed and submitted to the attendance office one week prior to departure.
Seven-day quarantine (Day 0 being the day of arrival on U.S. soil) plus PCR (not rapid) test between days 3-5, with return to school Day 8 with negative PCR test or If a family declines testing between days 3-5, students complete a 10-day or 14-day quarantine (Day 0 being day of arrival on U.S. soil), depending on level of travel risk in the destination. Risk by destination levels.
Students will not be permitted to return to in-person school without paper copy PCR result being turned into school or if not testing, full quarantine period having elapsed.
Example per CDC recommendations
Level 2 travel area: After you travel, get tested 3–5 days after travel and stay home for seven days after travel. If you don't get tested, stay home for 10 days.
Level 4 travel area: After you travel, get tested 3-5 days after your trip and stay home for seven days after travel. If you don't get tested, stay home for 14 days.
Disclaimer: Policy subject to change per CDC and local health department (updated Jan. 30, 2021). Decisions will be based on guidelines at time of travel, not when travel paperwork is submitted.
CDC Current Guidelines: Get tested and stay home after higher risk travel.
Testing before and after travel can reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when paired with a period of staying at home and precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on planes, in airports and at travelers’ destinations.
If you participated in higher-risk activities during your international travel, take the actions listed above and do the following after travel:
- Get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home for seven days after travel.
- Even if you test negative, stay home for the full seven days.
- If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
- Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
- Travel from a country or U.S. territory with a Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4 Travel Health Notice.
- Going to a large social gathering like a wedding, funeral, or party.
- Attending a mass gathering like a sporting event, concert, or parade.
- Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters
- Taking public transportation like trains or buses or being in transportation hubs like airports.
- Traveling on a cruise ship or river boat.