As we get closer to the holidays months I wanted to provide some guidance on issues related to the New York State Travel Advisory. On Saturday, October 31, 2020, Governor Cuomo revised the State’s position on out-of-state travel and quarantine. See Governor Cuomo's New Travel Advisory.
There is a new option available for travelers to test-out of the mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement for traveling to a restricted state, and the option went into effect on November 4, 2020 and is as follows:
For travelers (including NYS residents) who were in a non-contiguous state to NYS for more than 24 hours:
Travelers must obtain a negative COVID test within three days of departure from that state.
Upon arrival in New York, the traveler must quarantine for a minimum of three days.
On their fourth day of quarantine in NYS, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. Upon receipt of a negative test, the traveler may exit quarantine early and return to work.
For travelers (including NYS residents) who were in a non-contiguous state to NYS for less than 24 hours:
The traveler does not need a COVID test prior to their departure from the other state, and does not need to quarantine upon arrival in New York State.
The traveler must fill out the traveler information form upon entry into New York State, and take a COVID diagnostic test on day four after their arrival in New York.
Travel in contiguous states is exempted from the travel restrictions above (Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.)
International travel to a CDC designated level 2 or 3 destination still requires a full 14-day quarantine upon arrival back into NYS.
The travel guidelines require all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out of state, to take personal responsibility for compliance in the interest of public health and safety. Our daily screening question regarding travel will be changed to comply with this new guidance. In addition to following the guidance outlined by NYS, the District is also asking that parents do the following:
Students/families who travel outside of New York State should disclose this information to the school their child attends. Students will not be permitted to return to school until they comply with either a 14-day quarantine or successfully navigate the “test-out” option as outlined above. This is in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s COVID-19 Travel Advisory issued on October 31st. This includes travel by plane or by ground transportation.
Thank you in advance for your assistance in keeping everyone safe and healthy. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Naccarato, COVID coordinator for the District,