For those members of our community who travel domestically, in New York State quarantine is no longer required following travel, assuming the individual remains asymptomatic. Additionally, testing after domestic travel is no longer needed, as long as you have previously participated in the weekly pool test. Otherwise, a PCR test is required prior to returning to school within 7 days of the last pool test.
However, if you travel internationally and return to New York State, quarantine remains a requirement to return to in-person learning and teaching. Individuals will need to quarantine for 7 full days (day 1 being the day after travel) with a PCR test performed on either day 3, 4, or 5 of quarantine. Additionally, if quarantine leads to a missed pool test, then individuals must submit a PCR test within 7 days of the previous pool test prior to your return to School. The PCR test during quarantine and the PCR test to substitute for the missed pool test may be the same if the dates align, but you should reach out to the nursing team at firstname.lastname@example.org
for confirmation of dates, based on your quarantine requirements.
Finally, I encourage everyone to consider COVID-19 vaccination if eligible. Upper School students with vaccination appointments during the school day may be excused from necessary classes, however students should be in touch with Kate Ostrander in the Upper School office and the nurses office to ensure absences are properly marked and any required work is completed appropriately.
I want to thank everyone for their continued work this year to help maintain the health and safety of the community. I understand that the constantly changing nature of requirements is difficult, and I expect additional changes as we look forward, but I am grateful for everyone’s understanding and compliance. It remains our goal to prioritize in-person learning while maintaining the safety of our students and faculty and I appreciate your support as I work to meet this goal.
Sharon McGahan, RN