Dear Hudson Families,
With the holiday recess about to begin (December 24-January 3), we would like to remind you of the state’s travel restrictions and what it could mean for your child returning to school if they travel out of state during the holidays.
Per the state travel guidelines, students/families who travel outside of New York State must disclose this information to the school. Students will not be permitted to return to school until they comply with all testing and/or quarantine requirements outlined below. This is in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s October 31, 2020 COVID-19 Travel Advisory. This includes travel by plane or by ground transportation. This does not include incidental travel (less than 24 hours) or travel to bordering states (Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey).
For any travel to New York State from out of state, exempting the border states listed above, there is a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon return to NYS. However, travelers can “test out” of the 14-day quarantine with the following guidelines.
For travelers (including NYS residents) who were in another state for more than 24 hours (excluding border states):
- Travelers must obtain a test within three (3) days of departure from that state.
- The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three (3) days.
- On Day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.
For travelers (including NYS residents) who were in another state for less than 24 hours (excluding border states):
- The traveler does not need a test prior to their departure from that state, and does not need to quarantine upon arrival in New York State.
- However, the traveler must fill out the traveler information form upon entry into New York State, and take a COVID diagnostic test four (4) days after their arrival in New York.
It is our job to ensure that our students have a consistent, safe learning environment and we take this responsibility seriously. Although travel out of New York State is highly discouraged, if you do travel out of state we ask you to please heed the parameters outlined in this letter for the health and safety of our school community. If you have any questions regarding the District’s position specific to out-of-state travel, please contact your building principal. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and diligence to help keep us all safe, healthy and in school.
Happy and Healthy Holidays,
Dr. Maria Lagana Suttmeier, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools