(*subject to change based on Connecticut Travel Guidelines)
Can my family travel to other states on weekends?
This is not a simple question. On December 18, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont said, “Given the current high rates of COVID-19 throughout the United States and internationally, Connecticut continues to strongly discourage all nonessential, interstate travel at this time as the risks are too severe.”
All families who choose to travel out-of-state must comply with Connecticut's Travel Advisory Guidelines.
As per the State of Connecticut, all travelers must complete the Connecticut Travel Health form and self-quarantine upon return for a period of 10 days or until a negative COVID-19 test result.
What about international travel?
Foote School follows CDC guidelines for international travel. All international travelers must be tested 3–5 days after travel and stay at home for 7 days after travel. International travelers will not be allowed to test out of the 7-day self-quarantine. A negative PCR test will be required for return to campus. If you choose not to test, a 10-day self-quarantine is required before returning to campus.
Does Foote School accept the quarantine alternative?
As per the State of Connecticut, testing alternative exemption is as follows: Applicable to any affected traveler who has had a negative test for COVID-19 in the 72 hours prior to their arrival in Connecticut, or subsequent to their arrival in Connecticut, and had submitted such negative test results to the commissioner of the Department of Public Health.
Please note that Foote School will only accept the results of a PCR COVID-19 test before return to campus.
Does Foote School still require a second PCR test on day 5 after returning from out of state travel?
No. The weekly Mirimus Saliva PCR test at the school will serve as the second PCR test.
Aléwa Cooper, Head of School
Chrissy Khachane, Head of Lower School
David Sklar, Business Manager & CFO
Foote Front Desk