May 28, 2021
Dear Students, Staff, and Families,
I hope this email finds you well as we head into the Memorial Day weekend. Since we are starting to get back to normal and many of us will be traveling this long weekend, I thought it was important to share this information regarding travel and quarantine guidance.
In light of recent CDC and RIDOH updates concerning quarantine requirements upon return from travel, the Cumberland School Reopening Task Force has updated its quarantine requirements for faculty, staff and students upon return from domestic and international travel. Please be advised that effective immediately, any person arriving back in Rhode Island from domestic or international travel must immediately self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Rhode Island unless one of the following exemptions applies:
- the person obtains a negative COVID-19 test result from a specimen taken after return to Rhode Island; or
- the person (i) has received all recommended dose(s) of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO) at least 14 days prior to the date of the person’s return to Rhode Island, and (ii) is asymptomatic upon their return to Rhode Island; or
- the person (i) previously diagnosed with COVID-19, (ii) had COVID19 symptoms, the onset of which occurred no more than 90 days prior to the date of the person’s return to Rhode Island, (iii) completed his/her isolation requirement, and (iv) is asymptomatic upon their return to Rhode Island; or
- the person (i) tested positive for COVID-19 from a specimen taken no more than 90 days prior to the date of the person’s return to Rhode Island, (ii) had no COVID-19 symptoms previously, (iii) completed his/her isolation requirement and (iv) is asymptomatic upon arrival in Rhode Island.
If you have any questions concerning these new protocols, please do not hesitate to contact your building principal or school nurse.
Enjoy the long weekend.
Superintendent of Schools