As February vacation approaches and families consider travel plans, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of the State of New Hampshire’s travel guidance.
People traveling outside the six New England States (NH, ME, VT, MA, CT, RI) still need to self-quarantine for 10-days from their last day of travel outside New England. Travelers now have the option to shorten their travel-related quarantine if ALL the following apply:
- The person gets a molecular-based, a PCR-based test (an antigen, rapid test, is not acceptable) on day 7 (or later) of their quarantine;
- The person tests negative;
- The person remains asymptomatic.
This 7-day “test out” of travel quarantine option applies ONLY to travel-related quarantine and NOT quarantine due to other types of exposure. In addition, there are exceptions to the travel quarantine:
The following people do NOT need to quarantine after high-risk travel:
- Persons who are 14 days beyond the second dose of their COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., 14 days after full
- Persons who are within 90 days of a prior SARS-CoV-2 infection that was diagnosed by PCR or antigen testing (if a person had a previous infection that was more than 90 days prior, then they are still subject to travel quarantine).
If you know that your child will be traveling outside of New England during February Vacation week, please let me know by February 5, 2021, so that we can prepare for their absence and get you the materials that they need to learn from home via Seesaw. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are traveling outside of New England during the February Vacation.
We feel very fortunate to be able to offer in-person instruction for Fred C. Underhill School families. Thank you for doing your part to help us continue with this learning model.
Benjamin Loi, M.Ed.