Please note: as of February 15, 2021, DC is modifying the quarantine protocol for travel. This protocol may differ from other recommendations or protocols in the broader community. This protocol will be implemented for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. These changes are for travel purposes only and do not apply to a person who is deemed close contact or who tests positive for COVID-19.
The updated protocol is as follows:
After traveling out-of-state, faculty, staff and students will be required to quarantine. There are two options for this quarantine.
- Quarantine for 7 days post travel (day 0 is date of return from travel) and present a negative COVID-19 (molecular or antigen) test that is taken on day 5, 6 or 7 after return. The negative test result must be submitted to the respective campus health room nurse.
- Quarantine for a full 10 days post travel (day 0 is date of return from travel). No COVID-19 test is required.
**This protocol may be subject to change if the PADOH or DOH mandate stricter quarantine protocols for travel.
Spring Break: March 27-April 5
The week following Spring Break will be a week (four instructional days) of school initiated distance learning. This affords faculty, staff and families the opportunity to travel the week of Spring Break and return in time to quarantine and obtain the necessary test prior to return to in person instruction on Monday, April 12. For example, if a family travels Saturday, March 27-Saturday, April 3; April 4-10 are the 7 days of quarantine with a test taken on April 8,9, or 10.
**Quarantine protocols for traveling out of the country could have different restrictions.
Please contact the respective campus health room nurse for further details and guidance.
**Please note….The current recommendation by the PADOH of a PCR test 72 hours prior to return to Pennsylvania is not approved by DC for return to in person instruction.