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    SPS Encourages Families and Staff to Make Safe Travel Plans
    Posted on 04/01/2021

    SPS Encourages Families and Staff to Make Safe Travel Plans

    We want to remind families that the Seattle Public Schools spring break is April 12 to 16. With the Governor Inslee's order to reopen all schools for in-person learning by April 19 – right after our spring break – we urge our families and staff to keep our school communities in mind when making vacation travel plans.

    The Governor's Travel Advisory from November 2020 was recently rescinded, the state is now relying on CDC guidelines and recommendations about travel. The CDC recommends that you do not travel at this time if your travel is non-essential. Non-essential travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature. In contrast, essential travel includes work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.

    While the current Washington Department of Health (DOH) guidelines recommends that people traveling out of state quarantine and get tested upon return, the district is not in position to mandate that students or staff quarantine following travel.

    SPS strongly encourages everyone to avoid non-essential travel during spring break to keep our school communities safe and healthy. If travel is necessary, we are also encouraging students and staff to test upon return.

    To learn more about the state's travel recommendations, visit the Department of Health (DOH) website.

    Frequently Asked Question

    Will students be able to attend remote, synchronous classes while quarantining after travel?

    Students will not be able to switch instructional models if quarantining.

    Additional Guidance from the CDC if you travel

    If you travel, take these steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19: