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Travel Policy Updated 10.07.2021

IEA Travel Policy
Updated 10.06.2021

Due to the reduction in COVID-19 cases statewide, and the testing requirements for unvaccinated staff, the DPH, local Health District and IEA believe travel represents a lower risk than in previous months. As such, IEA will not place limits around domestic travel for students or staff at this time. However, IEA reminds you that certain activities are inherently more risky during this public health crisis and IEA recommends you avoid these activities when possible. 

If you have engaged in riskier travel, including travel by mass transit (airplane, boat, bus or train), staying in dorm-style shared accommodations or engaging in activities in large crowds without distancing or masking, IEA recommends testing before returning to school, or consider quarantining. Feel free to discuss any questions or concerns with our school nurse, Terri LeDuc, ieanurse@ie-academy.org

In all cases, students and staff should continue to self-monitor daily for symptoms. If an individual develops any sign of illness they should stay home and reach out to the nurse. As a reminder, the daily health checklist can be found here

All travelers are encouraged to visit the CT Travel Advisory website for the most current state guidelines and requirements.

International Travel

If you have travelled internationally during the 10 days prior to returning to the building, you must follow the CDC guidelines.

Vaccinated individuals must obtain a test 3-5 days after returning to the United States and provide their negative test results to the school nurse before returning to IEA. They should continue to self-monitor for symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms. IEA may ask for proof of vaccination.

Unvaccinated individuals must obtain a test between days 3-5 after returning home and quarantine for a full 7 days, even with a negative COVID-19 test result; or quarantine for a full 10 days without testing.

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