As it gets closer to April, many of us have already started to plan for April vacation. This is a reminder to please be cautious. If you are planning on traveling to a non-exempt state (any state other than New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island), please follow the guidance from the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mec...
“It is mandated that all out-of-state travelers coming into Maine, as well as Maine residents returning to Maine, complete a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. Travelers should monitor for signs and symptoms for an additional 4 days. This means:
- You need to arrive with enough food for 10 days or arrange to have food delivered to you. You cannot go out to grocery stores.
- Stay at home. You cannot go out to public places.
- Avoid contact with others, especially those who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 illness.
The State will allow adults who have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular (PCR, NAAT, or isothermal) test collected no more than 72 hours before arriving in Maine to forgo the 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine.
Individuals who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination series and are 14 days beyond the completion of the series are exempt from the testing and the 10-day quarantine requirement above, regardless of their state of origin.
At the Boothbay Region High School, we strongly encourage anyone who travels to a non-exempt state to receive a PCR test at the Respiratory Care Clinic (207-563-4353) 5-7 days after returning to Maine. https://www.maine.gov/covid19/.... You must quarantine until you have received a negative test result. Once you have been notified of the test result, please have it faxed to the BRHS office at 633-7129.
For more information, please reach out to Nurse Taylor, 633-2421 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nurse Kate, 633-9814 or email@example.com, for guidance.