Dear Hudson Families,
We would like to remind you of the state’s travel restrictions and what it could mean for your child(ren) returning to school if they travel out of state during the winter recess (February 15-19, 2021).
Per the state travel guidelines related to COVID-19, students/families who travel outside of New York State must notify their child’s 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, which remains in effect. 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, New Jersey and Pennsylvania).
For any travel to New York State from out of state, exempting the border states listed above, there is a mandatory 10-day quarantine upon return to NYS. However, travelers can “test out” of the 10-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 follow 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 child’s principal. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and diligence to help keep us all safe, healthy and in school.
Superintendent of Schools