COVID-19 Return to School Guidelines

 

Assalamu Alaikum GSA Family,

If You Decide to Travel During the Winter Break or At Any Time During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Travel may increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. If you do decide to travel, be sure to take these steps during your trip to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:

After You Travel

You may have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread the virus to others. You and your travel companions (including children) may pose a risk to your family, friends, and community after your travel.

  • Reduce non-essential activities for a full 7 days after travel.
  • Get tested with a viral test 3–5 days after your trip.
  • If you don’t get tested, reduce non-essential activities for 10 days.
  • Stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you, particularly in crowded areas. It’s important to do this everywhere — both indoors and outdoors.
  • Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when you are in shared spaces outside of your home, including when using public transportation.
  • If there are people in the household who did not travel with you, wear a mask and ask everyone in the household to wear masks in shared spaces inside your home.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness.
  • Watch your health: Look for symptoms of COVID-19, and take your temperature if you feel sick.
  • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected. The CDC recommends a quarantine period of 14 days.

For more information on on how to stay safe and protect others during this pandemic, click on the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html.

Sheila D’Metayer, RN

GSA School Nurse