On Monday, July 19, 2021, the BPS Central Leadership Team provided an update regarding COVID-19 mitigation for Fall 2021. For more information, please see the COVID update email here. A quick reference guide of these updates, along with district and local leadership contacts can be found here.
BPS strongly encourages families to follow CDC guidelines around international and domestic travel, but will not require quarantining and testing to return to school. Per a CDC order, masks are required on planes, buses, and other forms of transportation when traveling into, within, or out of the U.S. Fully vaccinated individual should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and isolated and get develop symptoms. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should get tested 1-3 days prior to travel, avoid crowds and maintain physical distance between yourself and others outside of your household whenever possible, and getting testing 3-5 days after travel AND self-quarantining for 7 days following travel.
Individuals should follow all state and local recommendations and requirements when traveling and seek medical attention and testing if they begin to develop symptoms before, during, and after travel. Additional information can be found on the CDC COVID-19 Travel page.