May 4, 2021
Dear RSU 1 Staff and Families,
Maine has again updated its guidelines for travel. As such, please find RSU 1’s updated travel policies so they better align with the current state guidance.
RSU 1 Travel Guidelines WITHIN THE US:
In line with Maine policy, RSU 1 will no longer require proof of a negative PCR test or quarantine for students or staff who travel within the United States.
If one or more states see a spike in cases of highly contagious COVID-19 variants, Maine will apply its test or quarantine requirement to travelers to and from that state. The Maine CDC will publicly announce any such states when they are identified and RSU 1 will follow these requirements and require PCR testing.
RSU 1 Travel Guidelines for INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL:
For any staff or students who travel internationally:
Quarantine for 7 days from arrival in the US AND get a COVID-19 PCR test in Maine 3-5 days after arrival in the US.
If the COVID-19 test is positive, isolate.
Even if the COVID-19 test is negative, complete the 7-day quarantine after travel.
If individuals arriving from international travel do not get a COVID-19 test after their arrival, they must quarantine for 10 days after their arrival in the US.
Avoid being around anyone who is at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness for 14 days following arrival in the US, regardless of COVID-19 test results.
Any staff or students who have traveled internationally will not be permitted inside the school building for a minimum of 7 days, even if a negative test has occurred.
Vaccine exemption: Individuals who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination series and are 14 days beyond the completion of the series, are not required to quarantine unless they are experiencing symptoms. Testing is recommended 3-5 days after arrival in the US. Individuals should also avoid being around anyone who is at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness for 14 days following arrival in the US, regardless of COVID-19 test results.
For those who have had COVID-19: An individual who had a positive COVID-19 molecular or antigen test is exempt from the testing and 10-day quarantine requirement for 90 days (3 months) after their first positive test, provided they remain asymptomatic. Proof will need to be provided to your school nurse.
Any person who is quarantining should stay home, and not have in-person contact with others unless there is an emergency.
As we have seen a recent increase in community spread cases, please continue to follow best practice safety protocols: wear a mask, keep physical distance, wash your hands, and do the daily health screener to monitor for symptoms. All of this helps protect our schools and neighbors.
Superintendent of Schools
View the formal letter here https://5il.co/s8le