Traveling and Quarantine Requirements
Newark Academy families who are planning to travel internationally during holiday breaks should take precautions and make arrangements that permit sufficient lead time to self-quarantine as needed.
In accordance with the CDC’s guidelines, all unvaccinated community members who are traveling internationally must self-quarantine for a period of at least seven days. These individuals must also take a COVID-19 test on Day 5 of their return.
Vaccinated individuals do not need to self-quarantine after traveling internationally, but should take a test on Day 3-5 following their return.
Newark Academy advises students and employees who may be considering travel to take the following steps:
- Check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country or region to which you may be traveling.
- Check yourself for symptoms of acute respiratory illness before starting travel and stay home if you are sick.
Students and Employees Who Become Sick While Traveling
- Students who become sick while traveling must notify the Dean of Students or Middle School Office and should promptly call a healthcare provider for advice. Students must provide a medical clearance note from their physician if out of school for three days or more stating that they are free of communicable diseases and can return to school, sports and all extracurricular activities. Prior to returning to school, students will be fever-free for 24 hours (body temperature less than 100.4) without the use of fever-reducing agents prior to their return.
- Employees who become sick while traveling or on temporary assignments must notify the Director of Human Resources and should promptly call a healthcare provider for advice. Employees will provide a medical clearance note from their physician if out of work for three days or more stating they are free of communicable diseases and can return to work. Upon return to work, employees must be fever-free for 24 hours [temp. less than 100.4] without the use of fever-reducing agents prior to their return.