Important Health Information if you Traveled Internationally Before, During, or After the Thanksgiving Holiday

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2020
Dear Wesley Prep Community,
 
On Monday, November 23rd the CDC updated guidelines for “After You Travel Internationally.” Click on link below for the updated guidelines:

 
If anyone in the Wesley Prep community traveled to a Level 2, Level 3, or a Level 4 country or U.S. Territory please follow the guidelines outlined below. Countries are listed on the following link: COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination. Please note, the list includes almost every country in the world.
 
If you have returned to the United States since Sunday, November 22nd, please contact Nurse Teri and give her the following information below. Do not return to campus until you have been cleared by Nurse Teri. If you are a Wesley Prep employee, contact your supervisor on the Admin Team in addition to Nurse Teri. Students will pivot to remote learning after notifying Nurse Teri.

  • To which country (or countries) did you travel?
  • When did you return to the United States?
  • If you tested after returning to the United States
  1. Where did you test?
  2. What type of test? (rapid antigen or PCR)
  3. Results, if known?
 
If you have any questions or are uncertain about what to do, please contact Nurse Teri as soon as possible at tbedillion@wesleyprep.org.

Get Tested After Higher Risk Travel
Testing before and after travel can reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when paired with a period of staying at home and everyday precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on planes, in airports, and at travelers’ destinations.

If you participated in higher-risk activities during your international travel, take the everyday actions listed above AND do the following after travel:

  • Get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home for 7 days after travel.
  • Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days.
  • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 14 days after travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
  • Always follow state and local recommendations or requirements related to travel.

Higher Risk Activities
The following are some activities that put you at higher risk for COVID-19:

  • Travel from a country or U.S. territory with a Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4 Travel Health Notice.
  • Going to a large social gathering like a wedding, funeral, or party.
  • Attending a mass gathering like a sporting event, concert, or parade.
  • Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters.
  • Taking public transportation like trains or buses or being in transportation hubs like airports.
  • Traveling on a cruise ship or river boat.

Thank you for your attention,

Nurse Teri
 
Teri Bedillion, MBA, RN
School Nurse