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We Need Your Support to Fight COVID
We Need Your Support to Fight COVID
Pam Doyen
Monday, December 14, 2020

We realize that it is best for our students to be in school. It's what we really want. We are working hard to reduce the spread of COVID 19 in our schools. We do, however, need your continued support. Reducing the spread outside of school helps to reduce the likelihood of positive cases within the schools. Please remain vigilant over the up-coming holiday break. Practice social distancing, wear masks when around others and frequently wash your hands. 

 If you travel, please follow the CDC guidance and keep your student(s) home for the full 10 days after your return so that we have a greater chance of staying with in-person learning when we return January 4, 2021.

If you are thinking about traveling over the Christmas break, please review the full guidance from CDC found at: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mec...

COVID-19: Travel

COVID-19 is spreading across our Maine communities. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick. Maine CDC recommends that Mainers cancel or postpone all travel.

Quarantine

It is mandated that all out-of-state travelers coming into Maine, as well as Maine residents returning to Maine, complete a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. Travelers should monitor for signs and symptoms for an additional 4 days. This means:

  • You need to arrive with enough food for 10 days or arrange to have food delivered to you. You cannot go out to grocery stores.
  • Stay at home. You cannot go out to public places.
  • Avoid contact with others, especially those who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 illness.

Negative Antigen or Molecular Test Result

The State will allow adults who have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular (PCR, NAAT, or isothermal) test collected no more than 72 hours before arriving in Maine to forgo the 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine. An antibody test is not accepted to forgo quarantine for visitors and those returning to Maine. Maine is strongly urging visitors to “Know Before You Go,” meaning they should get tested and receive their test results in their home state before traveling to Maine, which will allow them to take appropriate action depending on the result. If you do not have the test result by the time you arrive, you must quarantine in your lodging until you receive the result. Individuals may be tested upon arrival in Maine as well, but they must quarantine while awaiting the results.

Additionally, the State will exempt residents from the following states from the testing and 10-day quarantine requirement altogether because, when adjusted for population, the prevalence of active cases of COVID-19 in these states is similar.

  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont