Dear Masconomet Families and Staff,
As we approach April Vacation and the return of Middle School students to in-person learning on April 26th and high school students to in-person learning on May 3rd, I wanted to make you aware of the Masconomet’s procedure regarding staff or students who choose to travel out of state.
Any staff member or student who travels out of state is subject to Massachusetts’ COVID-19 Travel Advisory and should quarantine for 10 days upon their return to Massachusetts. Travelers in the following categories are exempt from the 10-day quarantine if:
- The traveler has received a negative COVID-19 result on a test administered no more than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Massachusetts, or receives a negative COVID-19 test result after their arrival in Massachusetts. Travelers who test after their return to Massachusetts should quarantine until they receive their result.
- Any traveler who is returning to Massachusetts after being out of state for less than 24 hours.
- Travelers who are fully vaccinated (i.e. who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, OR who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 14 or more days ago) and who do not have symptoms.
Masconomet staff or students who travel out of state must either provide documentation of a negative test result, completed vaccination or will need to quarantine for the 10-day period before they will be allowed to return to work/school.
The reason for these requirements can be summed-up in four words: “Maintaining In-Person Learning.” Once we return to in-person learning, one positive case in school will have a large impact in terms of the number of individuals who will be subject to quarantine as close contacts. Our school community has worked hard this year to prepare for our return to in-person learning. We would like to do everything we can to maintain in-person learning once it begins. If you have any questions, please contact your respective principal or school nurse. Thank you in advance for making sure we can keep it that way through the remaining 11 weeks of school.