Updated Travel Policy - effective May 1, 2021
If a Saint Joseph student travels out of the state, we require a negative test result (PCR only, per Saint Joseph School guidelines) 72 hours prior to returning to Massachusetts or upon immediate return to the state. Alternatively, students may elect to not test and complete a 10-day quarantine after returning.
Saint Joseph School no longer requires a COVID-19 test for anyone who is returning to Massachusetts after being out of the state for fewer than 24 hours. This change went into effect on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
Many families have asked when to test if they are traveling for the weekend. If you choose to go away for 24-72 hours, Saint Joseph School will not accept a test in MA prior to your departure. You can do the following:
- Test in the state that you are traveling to
- Test upon immediate return to MA
- Elect the 10-day quarantine option
Although the state does not mandate this policy for children 10 and under, Saint Joseph School is requiring this for all students to enter the building. This includes ski trips to your own homes, travel via car or air, or any other plans to leave the state. We have the remote option available to students awaitng results and ask that you please stay home upon returning from trips until you have been cleared to return by the Health Office.
The Health Office will not be working over the weekend to review results. Please do not arrive to school on Monday morning and wait in the parking lot for clearance. You need to plan for a delayed start on Monday morning or clearance to come back to school on Tuesday. Our Health Office has been working around the clock and everyone needs to be patient while they review and provide the OK for a return to school.
All travel related COVID-19 test results need to be sent directly to our Health Office: firstname.lastname@example.org.