Safer Travels During the Holiday

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SFDPH guidelines encourage staff and students who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to quarantine and test after travel, as recommended by the CDC. 

SFUSD is recommending that staff and students who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 wait for the end of the CDC-recommended quarantine period before returning to school after travel. While this is not a requirement, school sites are not allowed to make their own policies.

CDC Travel Recommendations:

  • Delay travel until you are fully vaccinated.
  • Check your destination’s COVID-19 situation before traveling. State, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place.
  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required in indoor areas of public transportation (including airplanes) and indoors in U.S. transportation hubs (including airports).
  • Do not travel if you have been exposed to COVID-19, if you are sick, or if you test positive for COVID-19.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, get tested both before and after your trip.

Unvaccinated persons should self-quarantine and get tested after travel:

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after returning from travel.
  • Stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if you test negative at 3-5 days.
  • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.

Vaccinated persons:   Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.