Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced domestic travelers will no longer be required to quarantine after entering New York from another U.S. state or U.S. territory beginning April 1.
Today, the district received confirmation from the Rensselaer County Department of Health that the Department will adopt this new travel guidance. Beginning tomorrow, April 1, there will be no restrictions on domestic travel. Here is what this means for families:
- Effective April 1, there will be no need to quarantine when returning to New York from any other state in the country.
- It does not matter whether or not you have received the vaccine; you may travel without restrictions upon your return.
- International travel still has restrictions, and those returning from another country must follow quarantine protocols.
- If you travel, you must still complete the traveler health form, which can be found here.
- Travelers do not have to be tested upon return to New York unless they are symptomatic. If you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms, do not send your child to school.
- Continue to complete the daily health screening form each morning and monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.
- Please understand that in the event positive cases spike again, travel restrictions may return, and you may need to quarantine if they are implemented while you are out of state.
We ask that our families continue to be safe during spring break, no matter what your plans are. While we are encouraged by the fact vaccines are becoming available to more of our community members, only a fraction of the population has received both doses at this time. We must continue to be vigilant and follow all health and safety protocols so our region does not experience another spike of COVID-19 positives. Please continue to wear face coverings while in the presence of those you do not live with, practice social distancing and proper hand hygiene.
We hope our school community enjoys spring break to the fullest extent possible while staying safe. We look forward to seeing everyone again after break.