November 5, 2020
I want to make sure everyone is aware of the new NYS Travel Guidelines that were released yesterday. Please see the NYS COVID Travel Advisory website for continuously updated guidelines. We have posted the full guidelines and NYS Travel Health Form on our website under COVID Health & Safety.
Please be aware of the following requirements:
Quarantine Criteria for Travel
All travelers entering New York from a state that is not a contiguous state, or from a CDC Level 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice country, shall quarantine for a period of 14 days, consistent with Department of Health regulations for quarantine, unless:
- For travelers who traveled outside of New York for more than 24 hours, such travelers must obtain testing within 72 hours prior to arrival in New York, AND
Such travelers must, upon arrival in New York; quarantine according to Department of Health guidelines, for a minimum of three days, measured from time of arrival, and on day 4 may seek a diagnostic test to exit quarantine.
For travelers that meet the criteria above, the traveler may exit quarantine upon receipt of the second negative test result.
Contiguous states are Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. Travelers from these states are not subject to this guidance.
Travelers who leave New York State for less than 24 hours do not need to obtain a diagnostic test before departing and do not need to quarantine upon return. However, such travelers must fill out the traveler form upon entry and must obtain a diagnostic test on the fourth day after arrival in New York.
All individuals coming into New York from either a non-contiguous state or US territory, or any CDC Level 2 or Level 3 Health Notice country, whether or not such person is a New York resident, are required to complete the traveler health form upon entering New York. Significant penalties will be imposed on any individual who fails to complete the traveler health form.
Note that the information above is not the full document. With the holidays approaching, I want to make sure that all the NYS requirements are known.
Superintendent of Schools
Brasher Falls Central School