The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is continuing to recommend a 14-day quarantine period, even though the CDC has released guidance that shortens the quarantine period.
Governor Murphy continues to discourage all non-essential interstate travel. The State released the following updated travel restriction guidelines:
Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their homes, hotels, or other temporary lodging while following these recommendations from the CDC:
- If travel is unavoidable, travelers should consider getting tested with a viral test (not an antibody test) 1-3 days before the trip and again 3-5 days after the trip.
- If travelers test positive, they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should postpone travel during that time.
- If travelers test negative, they should quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
- If testing is not available (or if the results are delayed), travelers should quarantine for 10 days after travel.
*We are continuing to monitor the rising numbers in our area very closely. As of this Thursday, Dec. 17th, Northeast NJ is still at a COVID Activity Level (CALI score) of 3--orange HIGH. Please remember that if Northeast NJ's CALI score increases to a 4 (RED/Very High), we will go to remote learning as instructed by the NJ DOH.
Please reach out to us if you have any pandemic related concerns or suggestions.