UPDATE: IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
TRAVEL IN WASHINGTON STATE
FOR CHILD CARE AND EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS
If You are Planning to Travel for Spring Break -
UPDATE ON TRAVEL GUIDANCEDo not travel if you were exposed to COVID-19, if you are sick, or if you test positive for COVID-19.
On March 19, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee rescinded the state travel advisory from November 2020 and now advises Washington residents to comply with the CDC’s most current travel guidance.
The CDC currently recommends that individuals delay travel and stay home to protect themselves and others, even if they are vaccinated.
If individuals must travel, these steps should be followed:
- Get vaccinated if you are eligible.
- Get a COVID-19 test 1 to 3 days before traveling; do not travel if you test positive.
- Wear a mask, avoid crowds, maintain 6’ from anyone not traveling with you, wash your hands. Masks are required on public transportation.
- Get tested 3-5 days after your trip and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if the test is negative. If you do not get tested when you return, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
- Check travel restrictions for your destination.
- All air passengers coming to the US from another country, including returning US citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to boarding a flight to the US.
Here are a couple of posters to help explain pre- and post-travel testing guidance.
Before your trip
Ideas for Enjoying Spring Break Around Home
Some options for a fun spring break at home could include visiting your local zoo or aquarium, enjoying outdoor activities such as picnics and barbeques, planting a garden, having a backyard campout, making a bird feeder or bird house, or taking a driving tour of your town. Also make sure to check out www.snohd.org/activities for at-home activities, support local businesses, and explore SnoCo. Although we are staying close to home, we can still have a lot of fun. Thank you for being safe and keeping our community healthy.
Recently we have seen a decrease in the number of cases in our county, and we want to continue this trend. In order to do this, if you have a case at your child care facility, you are required to report this to the Snohomish Health District at (425)-252-5415. We will provide you support and guidance on keeping your staff and children safe and healthy. As we work together, we will move ourselves closer to the end of the pandemic.
Snohomish Health District Child Care Health Outreach Program firstname.lastname@example.org