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Travel Guidance

Domestic Travel:
Anyone traveling to a state identified by the State of Connecticut’s travel advisory must quarantine for ten days. This list changes frequently and can be accessed at https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/travel. Executive Order 9C provides the ability to shorten the quarantine period by demonstrating a negative COVID-19 test. If a parent or student wishes to submit a negative test in lieu of quarantine per CT domestic travel guidelines, they should contact their child's school nurse. The nurse and West Hartford's Nursing Supervisor will consult with the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District to evaluate the test results and determine any change to a student's status.
International Travel:
The CDC recommends that you do not travel at this time. If you must travel, CDC guidance (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html) requires that if you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get tested no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the United States and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).
In order to return and engage in in-person classes at our schools after international travel, WHPS follows the CDC recommendation that students and staff members:
  • Get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel.
    • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
    • If your test is positive, follow the Health District's guidance and isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • If you don’t get tested, you must stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.

If quarantined, please contact your student's school principal for instructional guidance.