Travel Restriction Reminder
The purpose of this communication is to remind you of the PA Department of Health’s travel restrictions should you and your child decide to travel outside of Pennsylvania over the holidays. The rules have changed slightly since Thanksgiving.
“The Wolf administration is requiring that travelers entering PA, as well as Pennsylvanians who are returning home to PA, have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering or quarantine for 10 days upon entry into PA. If a traveler chooses to get tested upon entering the Commonwealth, or is waiting for test results, the traveler must quarantine for 10 days, or until receipt of a negative test result, whichever comes first.” More information about this requirement can be found here at PA.gov.
If you plan on traveling with your child, it is important that you work with your school attendance office.
The following reasons are exempt from the travel restrictions; Individuals travelling to and from the Commonwealth for work; Individuals travelling to and from the Commonwealth for medical reasons (including providing comfort and support to a patient); Military personnel travelling to the Commonwealth by order or directive of a state or Federal military authority; Individuals in transit through the Commonwealth to another destination, provided that the time spent in the Commonwealth is only the amount of time necessary to complete the transit, make use of travel services, such as a highway rest stop, or make necessary travel connections.
Thank you for your assistance with this issue. Please feel free to contact your school attendance office or principal with any questions. Stay safe