Newark Academy encourages its community members to avoid non-essential travel of all kinds. In accordance with the guidance of the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), Newark Academy will require all community members who travel and return from any state or country beyond “the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware)” to quarantine. In order to protect the health of the community, this quarantine will be required regardless of length of time spent outside the immediate region.
If students or employees travel beyond the “immediate region,” they will need to quarantine for 10 days, returning only if they remain asymptomatic throughout the quarantine. The community member will need to re-enter Newark Academy’s pooled testing program on the last testing date prior to discontinuation of their quarantine.
Newark Academy encourages fellow household members of students and employees to self-quarantine after traveling, but the students and employees themselves would not be required to self-quarantine in those situations. Newark Academy will continue to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NJ Department of Health's guidance in the months ahead.
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.