Update on NYS Travel Restrictions

Julia Chung

Dear Families,

Governor Cuomo recently issued a new executive order with regard to interstate travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review the following information, which applies to travel to any state/region that is not contiguous to New York (exceptions include New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Vermont). Please note that essential employees are exempt from these regulations. 

Quarantine Period for Travel 24 Hours or Longer

Any individual, including children, who travel to one of these states is required to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to New York. Individuals must also complete the New York State Traveler Health Form

“Testing Out” of Quarantine Period

Individuals who have spent more than 24 hours in one of these states may “test out” of the 14-day quarantine period by completing each of the following steps:

  1. Testing negative for COVID-19 within the three days prior to returning to New York 
  2. Quarantining for three days
  3. Again testing negative for COVID-19 on the fourth day after returning to New York. 

Upon receipt of the second negative test, the individual may exit quarantine. 

If Traveling for Less Than 24 Hours

There is no quarantine requirement for individuals who travel to one of these states for less than 24 hours. However, these individuals must complete the Traveler Health Form and seek COVID-19 testing on the fourth day after returning to New York. 

Updated Student Health Questionnaire

Based on this updated guidance, we have revised the Student Health Questionnaire. Please access the updated form here.


Julia Chung

Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services

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