UPDATED: November 25, 2020
As you may have read, the PA Department of Health recently strengthened some of the restrictions and mandates in response to the recent increase in cases of COVID-19 across the commonwealth. One of these new orders includes a change to the language around requirements for individuals or families traveling outside of Pennsylvania, now requiring either a negative test result within 72 hours prior to entry for visitors, or return for PA residents, or a mandatory 14-day quarantine period.
The updated Department of Health directive requires travelers over age 11 entering Pennsylvania from locations outside the Commonwealth, including Pennsylvanians who are returning home from locations outside the Commonwealth, to produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or place themselves in travel quarantine for 14 days upon entering, unless they receive a negative test result during the 14-day travel quarantine period. If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania. Note that this directive does not apply to individuals who are returning to the Commonwealth after traveling outside the Commonwealth for less than 24 hours. For more information, please follow this link: DOH COVID Information for Travelers – November 25, 2020.
Should you have any questions about timelines or quarantine protocols, please feel free to contact your school nurse.