Travel during COVID-19
On March 1, 2021, the Governor of Pennsylvania rescinded the previous travel restrictions. Details of the revision are included below, cited from the Governor's website.
- Eliminate out-of-state travel restrictions. In November, the Department of Health provided an updated travel order requiring anyone over the age of 11 who visits from another state to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or place themselves in a travel quarantine for 14 days upon entering Pennsylvania. Today, this order was rescinded. The current downward trend of cases nationwide and implementation of testing requirements and universal face covering on public transportation and transportation hubs are reducing the risk that interstate travel is a vector of disease transmission.
- The Governor’s revised order on travel can be found here.
- The Acting Secretary of Health’s order rescinding travel restrictions can be found here.
We are pleased to now have enough BinaxNow antigen testing kits on hand to expand voluntary testing to our students who are returning to school after a family trip or vacation. While travel-related quarantines will not be required, the antigen testing affords another layer of safety. Antigen testing will remain available to students who are returning from travel through the school nurse for the remainder of this year (or for as long as our supply of test kits last). Please contact your school nurse. The following will be required in advance of any test:
- Make a QR Test Code for each student being tested. Use the student’s information to complete the form. See directions here.
- Download and complete the Student Consent Form for each student being tested. Nurses will need a signed consent before any test can be administrered.