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Atlanta Public Schools - Travel Guidance for Students

Returning from Travel or Registering (Vaccinated)
After returning from travel, it is recommended that students:


1. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
2. Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.
3. Students do NOT need to get tested or self-quarantine if they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months. Students should still follow all other travel recommendations.
4. Schools should register students following the district’s policy and procedural guidelines.


Returning from Travel (Unvaccinated)
After returning from travel, it is recommended that students:


Get tested 3-5 days after travel (PCR Test) and self-quarantine for 7 days with a negative test. IF testing is not completed, students must self-quarantine for 10 days. During this time, parent/guardian must self-monitor student for symptoms.


During the period of quarantine, students will receive live Zoom instruction at SPARK for core content areas (reading, writing, social studies, math, science) Specials and Gifted classes will not be offered with live Zoom instruction. 

*Travel is defined, per APS, as any overnight stay, domestic or international. For additional information regarding safer travel tips per the CDC, please click the link. https://www.cdc.gov/.../2019-ncov/travelers/travel-risk.html